Do you have previous pension rights that you would like to consider transferring to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)?
If you have recently started employment and have joined the LGPS, it is usually possible to transfer in previous pensions from other providers. These providers could include previous Local Government Pension Fund membership, other occupational schemes, personal or stakeholder pensions, and Additional Voluntary Contribution plans.
Important: You need to decide whether or not to transfer your previous pension rights within the first 12 months of joining the LGPS with your current employer. If you are outside the 12 month time limit, both your employer and LGSS Pensions Service must first agree to an extension, so you need to act now in case an extension is not granted.
LGPS (England and Wales)
If you have previous pension benefits in the LGPS (England and Wales), please include this information on the Membership Information Form and we will automatically transfer these benefits for you, unless you elect not to have the benefits transfered.
Other Pension Benefits
If you wish to transfer in benefits from an LGPS fund outside of England and Wales or benefits with another pension scheme then please complete the Transfer In Pack (Non England and Wales LGPS).
For information and forms, the Transfer In Packs are available on our Forms and Resources page.