If you are paying into the local government pension scheme (LGPS) you will receive an Annual Pension Statement from the Avon Pension Fund by the end of August.
It shows the pension you have built up to 31 March 2023 as well as a future projection of your benefits if you remain paying into the scheme to your Normal Pension Age (NPA). This is the age you would retire and take your benefits without any reduction to your pension.
The statement will be posted out to you or you will receive an email notification to download your statement by the end of August.
Your statement will show how your pension is built up. This depends on when you joined the pension scheme. If you joined before 1 April 2014 your pension benefits will be made up of both Final Salary and Career Average Revalued Earnings (CARE) benefits (these are calculated separately and then added together). If you joined after 1 April 2014 it will just be made up of CARE benefits.
As your statement contains a lot of information the Avon Pension Fund has produced guidance notes and FAQs to help you. These are available from our Annual Pension Statement page.
It’s important that you check your statement. You must check that your pensionable pay is correct. If you believe there are inaccuracies then contact your employers’ payroll department to investigate (rather than the Avon Pension Fund).
If any other details are incorrect then contact the Avon Pension Fund by emailing them at email@example.com
For each post you hold there is a separate record on our system. Therefore you may get more than one statement as you will receive a separate statement for each record you have with us. You may also have received a “deferred” pension statement from us earlier this year, if you held a previous job and paid into the scheme.
Your Annual Pension Statement 2023 is available online
You can access your statement in a digital format online through our secure my pension online platform.
You may receive an email from the Avon Pension Fund to prompt you to download your statement.
To download, save and print your Annual Pension Statement 2023:
- First log into your my pension online account
- Go to the my documents section
- Click on the file name ‘Annual Pension Statement 2023’
- You will then be prompted to save a PDF to your own device
- The PDF can then be viewed and printed using a browser (Chrome or Edge etc.) or software such as Adobe Acrobat
What if I don't already have an account?
Signing up to my pension online will allow you to view all future statements online. You can also choose your communications preferences if you'd prefer to keep receiving them by post.
To get started, simply visit https://myaccount.avonpensionfund.org.uk/ Here, you’ll be greeted with the ‘New user registration’ option. Existing users will also be prompted to login from this page.
If you require any assistance accessing your statement, or would like to discuss setting up a my pension online account, please email our team at: firstname.lastname@example.org