Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) retirement process

Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) retirement process (voluntary retirement – early or normal pension age)

If you are retiring from your employment and will be applying for your Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) pension, you should let your employer know that you would like to receive your pension when you leave.

Please be aware that it may take a few weeks for the process to be completed and pension payments to commence (your particular scheme or their website will be able give details on the process and timescale).

The basic process is:

  • Your employer will send information to the pension scheme, including a leavers’ form confirming your last day of service and final pay figures. This information may not be available until after your final pay run.
  • The scheme will calculate the pension and send you a retirement pack/letter. The pack/letter will usually include your pension options and form/s for completion.
  • You complete and return the form/s together with any requested documentation.
  • When all the information has been received by the scheme, the pension payment will be processed.


If you need help or advice, please contact us at help@community-tu.org or on 0800 389 6332. 


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