Annual deferred pension statement delayed if you left in 2015/16

There will be a delay in the sending of the annual pension benefit statement for deferred members who left the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2016.

If you previously paid into the LGPS but haven’t yet retired you are known as a deferred member and your pension benefits are frozen or preserved.

As a deferred member every year we send you your Annual Deferred Pension Statement, which shows the current value of your deferred benefits you have with the Avon Pension Fund as at 6 April.

The benefits you have built up are reviewed each year following Pension Increase legislation, in line with Consumer Prices Index (CPI).  However benefit calculations for leavers in the year to 31 March 2016 have been on hold across the LGPS pending confirmation of the applicable 2015/16 revaluation rates for this group of members. 

We are currently working with our software provider to update the administration system to incorporate these revaluation changes.  Once the system is updated we will be able to start processing deferred benefit calculations and send statements to members

If you left the LGPS before 1 April 2015 you will unaffected and get your statement by the end of July.

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