An option to transfer your benefits (other than AVC’s) must be made at least 12 months before your normal pension age.

If a full transfer payment is made you will not be entitled to any further benefits from the LGPS for yourself or your spouse, registered civil partner or, subject to certain qualifying conditions, your eligible cohabiting partner or your eligible children.

You can transfer your LGPS pension to an overseas pension scheme provided that it meets certain conditions set by HM Revenue and Customs.

For further information please visit the 'Transferring your pension out' section below. You will also find relevant details in the national website for members of the LGPS in England and Wales.

Please also explore the further information sections below to learn more about leaving the LGPS and the next steps you should take. Should you wish to keep some money in the Scheme, you will find details about your deferred benefits as well.

Multiple employments

If you are a Scheme member for more than one job, and leave one of them, you can choose between a deferred benefit in respect of this entitlement (depending on how long you've been a member) or you can transfer the membership to count in the other job.

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