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For members of the Local Government Pension Scheme in England and Wales

Will my LGPS pension be affected if State Pension age changes?

This news article was published on 04 Nov 2021

The Normal Pension Age in the LGPS is linked to State Pension age. If your State Pension age changes in the future, this would change your Normal Pension Age in the LGPS. This would apply to the pension you have built up in the Scheme after 31 March 2014. The age that you can take your pension without any reduction for early payment would change.

If you were a member of the LGPS before April 2014, then you have membership in the final salary scheme. These benefits have a different Normal Pension Age, which is age 65 for most members. You can find out more about the Normal Pension Age in the LGPS on the Taking your pension page.

If you are unsure, you can use a calculator to Check your State Pension age.

If your State Pension age changes after you take your LGPS pension, this will not change the amount of pension that you receive.


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