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Joining if you opted out when you started or have less than three month contract

Rejoining if you didn't join when you first started work or if you have less than three months contract

If you decided not to join when you started your job you can join at any time in the future as long as you meet the three points listed on the below.  You can also join the scheme if you have a contract for less than three months by completing a form.

You can join the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) if:

  • you work for a local authority or employer who is part of the scheme
  • AND are not eligible to join another public service scheme, like teachers, police or fire fighters

 If you wish to join download a new entrant form and send it to your employer's payroll section.

Please check your pay advice to ensure you have been enrolled and that pension contributions are being deducted. The Fund will send you a joining pack within one month of being told by your payroll section that you have become a member.

If you leave the scheme more than once while in the same job, it is up to your employer to decide if you can re-join the scheme.