You can bring previous pension rights from schemes in the Public Sector Transfer Club into the Fund. You must do this within 12 months of joining the fund. Your former scheme will be able to tell you if they are part of the Transfer Club or see the list on the Civil Service Pension Scheme website.
Some of the schemes who participate are:
The Fund doesn’t accept transfers from personal pensions, stakeholder pensions, pension credits from pension sharing orders or schemes not in the Public Sector Transfer Club.
You can only transfer your benefits to a new scheme if you are no longer paying in. Find out how to transfer out in the Deferred Members section.
The LGPS can only accept transfers from other public sector schemes (i.e. local councils schemes in Great Britain, the Civil Service, the Health Service, the Teachers' pension scheme, the Police and Fire schemes and Armed Forces schemes etc). We can no longer accept transfers in from personal pension policies, including stakeholder plans, or from non-club schemes.
If you have pension rights with a Public Sector Scheme, transfer requests require to be made within 12 months of joining the LGPS.
If you meet the above criteria and wish to apply to transfer a previous pension from a Club Scheme, download and complete a transfer form. The form is also available within your welcome pack which can be found on our My Pension online facility.