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


If you have to leave work because of illness, your LGPS benefits may be paid straight away. Ill health benefits can be paid at any age. Your pension would not be reduced for early payment. Your pension may be enhanced to make up for your early retirement.

Protection for you and your family 01:31

How the LGPS looks after you and your loved ones by providing protection if you have to retire due to ill health and a range of death benefits.

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