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  • Nominated cohabiting partner

    Prior to the Brewster case a member who had been contributing to the LGPS at some point since 1 April 2009, could nominate a cohabiting partner, of either the opposite or same sex, to receive a partner's pension.  Both partners had to sign a joint declaration and satisfy certain conditions. If you were an active member of the LGPS after 31 March 2009, there is no longer any need to nominate a cohabiting partner.

  • Nomination

    A member can choose whom they would like to receive any death grant payable from the LGPS. This is sometimes called an expression of wish and it should be noted that any nomination is not legally binding and is an expression of wish only.  We have ultimate discretion over releasing death grant payments.
  • Normal retirement age (in the LGPS)

    65 (although certain protections apply to certain members) for benefits earned up to 31 March 2015. State pension age (min 65) for benefits earned from 1 April 2015.