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Deferred members

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A deferred members no longer pay into the Scheme but have pension benefits held within Lothian Pension Fund to be paid on retirement.

Please note: changes have been made to the LGPS for members who are paying into the Scheme from 1 June 2018.  These changes currently do not affect members who have left the Scheme and deferred their benefits unless they have other active benefits for another job. 

Deferred pension explained

When can I take my pension

 Annual pension statement

Annual benefit statements are produced once a year and are available on the My Pension Online service.  Register or sign up for My Pension online here.

Don't let a scammer enjoy your retirement

Pension scammers will do whatever it takes to get their hands on your savings and enjoy your retirement. Learn how to spot the signs and check who you're dealing with on the ScamSmart website to give yourself the biggest protection against fraudsters.

Tracing a pension

Visit and search your National Insurance number to find if you have pension benefits with other providers.

Financial advice

Before making a decision on your pension you should take financial advice

IFA information 

Guidance for Financial Advisors who are seeking information on behalf of a member can be found here. 

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