What happens to my LGPS if I am made redundant?

If you are made redundant or retired in the interests of business efficiency when you are over age 55, you will receive immediate payment of the pension you have built up – providing you have met the two year vesting period.

What does the 85 year rule mean?

The 85 year rule is where we take a member’s age and qualifying years of service in the Scheme, and if it comes to 85 or over at the point they wish to take their benefits, and they’re aged over 60, it means they may be able to take their benefits unreduced at that point.

How does Lgps 85 year rule work?

You satisfy the 85-year rule when your age and length of LGPS membership add up to 85. Your age and Scheme membership are both measured in full years for this purpose. If you work part time, your membership counts towards the 85-year rule at its full calendar length.

Do I have to take my pension if I am made redundant?

If you are thinking about what redundancy means for your pension savings, the good news is that any pension you have built up is still yours, and you do not lose any of it due to your change in circumstances. However, any contributions made by your employer into your pension will stop.

What is the rule of 85 Scotland?

The rule of 85 gives protection to members who joined the Scottish Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) before 1st December 2006 and have membership which, when added to their age, equals or exceeds 85 in whole years. The rule of 85 protections apply when benefits are accessed from age 60 onwards.

Is the rule of 85 ending?

The 85 year rule was designed to help members access their pension from age 60 without all of the early retirement reductions being applied. From 1 October 2006, the 85 year rule has been phased out, but anyone with Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) service before this date may still have some protections.

What age can I take my pension if made redundant?

aged 55 or over
If you are aged 55 or over and your pension arrangement is a defined contribution plan, you are usually allowed to take your pension even if you’re planning on finding a new job. Note that if you’re under 55, you can’t access your pension at all, not even if an ’emergency’ such as being made redundant.

What is the difference between redundancy and voluntary redundancy?

The difference between compulsory and voluntary redundancy is that the former entails a legal selection process determining the roles and employees at risk of redundancy, whilst the latter relies on an employee stepping up voluntarily.

How much will I lose if I retire early?

30 percent
A worker can choose to retire as early as age 62, but doing so may result in a reduction of as much as 30 percent. Starting to receive benefits after normal retirement age may result in larger benefits. With delayed retirement credits, a person can receive his or her largest benefit by retiring at age 70.

Is the LGPS a final salary scheme?

The LGPS changed from a final salary scheme to a career average scheme on 1 April 2014.

Can you refuse voluntary redundancy?

Can an employer refuse an employee voluntary redundancy? Yes, the employer is not obligated to accept the offer to take voluntary redundancy. Likewise, the employee may decline to accept the settlement offered for voluntary redundancy.

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