Active members

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2. Guides, forms and booklets

You can download PDFs of our LGPS guides and forms by clicking the links below.  The documents provide information for all LGPS members; from new joiners to those approaching retirement/new retirees.

New LGPS members, or members new to the council's pension fund, should note:

  • the brief and full guides to the LGPS - these guides cover all aspects of the LGPS
  • the LGPS membership form - complete and return asap (within 12 months of joining) if you have LGPS benefits in another LGPS Fund, or if you have an AVC fund
  • LGPS Expression of Wish Form - to register your Death Grant nomination with the council's pension fund
  • LGPS Transfer Quote Request Pack - complete and return asap (within 12 months of  joining) to investigate the transfer of previous pension rights into the council's pension fund
  • any other document of interest / relevance, as described below

 

LGPS scheme guides 

A Brief Guide to the LGPS PDF, 348KB- Important information for all LGPS members
Full Guide to the LGPS - Detailed information on all aspects of the Scheme
LGPS Retirement booklet - Useful information for new retirees or those approaching retirement
LGPS Aggregation Glossary - Glossary for members we have written to about combining previous benefits in the LGPS

 

LGPS member forms 

  1. LGPS Opt In form - join the LGPS if you haven’t been automatically enrolled or you have previously opted out
  2. LGPS Membership form - complete and return if you have LGPS benefits in another LGPS Fund or if you have an AVC fund
  3. LGPS Transfer Quote Request Pack - investigate the transfer of previous pension rights in to the council's fund
  4. LGPS Expression of Wish Form - register your Death Grant nomination with the Fund 
  5. LGPS Change of Details form - use this form to tell us about a change of address, name, partnership status or bank details
  6. LGPS Contribution flexibility form PDF, 221KB - move to the 50/50 section of the scheme or move back from the 50/50 section to the main section of the scheme
  7. LGPS Opt Out form - opt out of the LGPS

 

LGPS factsheets

LGPS Annual Allowance - annual allowance factsheet
LGPS Lifetime Allowance - lifetime allowance factsheet
LGPS Scheme Pays Q and A - scheme pays factsheet
Freedom and Choice Q & A - transfers from Defined Benefit to Defined Contribution pension schemes
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) FAQ - answers to frequently asked questions about GDPR
Privacy Notice for the LGPS National Insurance Database

 

AVC information

A guide to Additional Voluntary Contributions in the LGPS
Prudential Additional Voluntary Contributions - promotional leaflet
Prudential newsletter - promotional newsletter

 

Manage your pension online

'My pension online' gives you 24 hour access to your LGPS pension record. You can produce your own retirement estimates, helping you to plan for your retirement. You can view/update your personal details, e.g. your home or email address and death grant nomination. 

Since 2018 LGPS annual benefit statements have been published on 'my pension online'.

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Last updated: 16 June 2021

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