Pension increase at State Pension Age
If your pension includes Local Government Pension Scheme membership between 6 April 1978 and 5 April 1997, your pension will include an element known as a Contracted-out Pension Equivalent (COPE), previously known as Guaranteed Minimum Pension (GMP).
Members with State Pension Age before 6 April 2016
If your pension includes COPE/GMP earned up to 5 April 1988 then the increase on this part of your pension will be paid with your State Pension. If your pension includes a COPE/GMP element earned on or after 5 April 1988, this will be paid by the Fund up to a maximum of 3%, any increases due above this amount are paid through your State Pension.
Members with State Pension Age on or after 6 April 2016
Th Government has confirmed that if your pension includes COPE/GMP payable on or after 6 April 2016 the increase will be paid by the Fund and includes any pre-1988 COPE/GMP.