For members of the Local Government Pension Scheme in England and Wales
What happens if I marry or enter into a new civil partnership?
This news article was published on 21 Dec 2021
If your LGPS benefits are subject to a pension sharing order and you:
enter into a new civil partnership, or
enter into a cohabiting partnership
any spouse’s pension, civil partner’s pension or eligible cohabiting partner’s pension payable following your death will also be reduced.
>If you remarry or enter into a new civil partnership and then divorce or dissolve your civil partnership again, your remaining pension rights can be subject to a further reduction. A pension sharing order cannot be issued if an earmarking order has already been issued against your LGPS pension. Similarly, an earmarking order cannot be issued if your pension benefits are already subject to a pension sharing order.