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Opting Out of the Scheme

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You can choose to stop paying into the LGPS at any time during your employment, although you should carefully consider the benefits that you are giving up. An alternative to opting-out of the pension scheme, is to join the 50/50 section of scheme whereby you pay half the contributions to receive half the benefits.

You can find further information on the 50/50 section page.

If you decide to opt out of the scheme, you will need to complete an opt out form and send it to your employer.

Conditions to be eligible to receive a refund

The above timeframes needs to apply and none of the points below must apply to you:

If you are not eligible for a refund then your benefits will be on hold. We will send you a statement of them including your options when your employer tells us you have opted out of the LGPS.

For more information please contact us


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