Find out further information about the LGPS in the following scheme guides and factsheets.
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Answers some common questions about COVID-19 and your pension.
Provides a brief outline of the scheme.
Includes information about the key benefits of the scheme.
Explains the full benefits available to you as a scheme member and how the scheme works.
Guide: Building up extra savings
How to build up extra pension savings by paying Additional Voluntary Contributions (AVCs) in the LGPS.
Guide: The Qs and As of retirement
Answers the main questions surrounding retirement including how your benefits are calculated and how they are paid.
A lump sum death grant may be payable in the event of your death. This guide includes the form for you to nominate who you wish to receive the lump sum death grant.
Information about how to complete the Retirement declaration form. Members who are about to retire must complete the form so their benefits can be paid. The form is not available on the website. The employer gives it to current members.
Explains the documents you receive with an estimate of your benefits. Your employer requests an estimate for you within 6 months of the expected date of taking your pension.
This guide is for you if you are currently paying into the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) and you are planning your retirement.
If you are unhappy with a decision made regarding your pension, you have the right to ask for that decision to be looked at under the formal complaints procedure (IDRP).