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PPS 2006 at a glance

All new recruits to the police service between 6 April 2006 and 31 March 2015 became members of the Police Pension Scheme 2006 (PPS 2006), unless they opted out of the scheme. The PPS 2006 is closed to new members.

The PPS 2006 is a 'final salary' scheme, which means that your pension is calculated using your membership and final pensionable pay.


  • Pension calculated as one seventieth of your final pay for each year of membership up to a maximum of 35 years
  • Automatic tax-free lump sum of 4 times your annual pension
  • You can buy more pension in the scheme (added years) within the overall limit of 35 years
  • An immediate pension and lump sum is payable to any officer at any age who is granted ill health retirement
    death benefits
  • A lump sum death grant is payable of 3 times your pay. It is paid to your surviving spouse, civil partner or declared unmarried partner who is entitled to benefits from PPS 2006. However, if you are not married, in a registered civil partnership or have an unmarried partner, you can nominate someone by completing the Nomination or revocation of lump sum death grant form (PDF, 147.8 KB)
  • A pension for your spouse or civil partner is payable for life
  • A partner who is neither a spouse nor a civil partner may be eligible for a pension payable for life, subject to completion of the required Pensions for partners - declaration form and notes (PDF, 232.9 KB)
  • Dependent children under the age of 23 may qualify for a pension.