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Deferred member (no longer paying in)

If you leave or opt out of the LGPS with more than 2 years membership, you are entitled to deferred benefits. Find out about the leaver process

Your benefits are held in the LGPS until either:

  • you decide to transfer them to another pension arrangement, or
  • they are due to be paid.

Your deferred benefits increase each year with the cost of living. We send a deferred benefit statement to your home address every summer. It tells you the value.

If you are entitled to deferred benefits, you cannot receive a refund of your contributions. If you have less than 2 years membership in the scheme, you may be entitled to a refund. We will write to you to let you know.

Please let us know if you change your address. Complete the change of address form

The Elmes v Essex judgement changed legislation regarding cohabiting partners of LGPS members who died before April 2014. Find out about the Elmes v Essex judgement