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Deferred Member

Overview

Contributing members who cease employment prior to normal retirement age are entitled to deferred benefits. These benefits will follow each year in line with inflation and become payable at normal retirement age. Confirmation of the date your benefits are due is included in your yearly benefit statement.

Please remember to keep the Fund informed of any changes in your address in order that your deferred benefit statement can be issued. You can do this by using our secure online portal. For details on how to register for this service, see the section below.

You may investigate transferring your deferred benefits to a new pension arrangement at any age prior to the year in which your benefits are due for payment. However, benefits within the Local Government Pension Scheme are valuable and you are advised to seek independent financial advice prior to transferring them elsewhere.

The Fund recommends that you complete a new nomination form every two years to ensure benefits are paid in accordance with your wishes.

Register to use My Pensions Portal

As a deferred member of the West Midlands Pension Fund you can register to use the Fund's My Pensions Portal for access to your record. You will have an opportunity to:

  • View your service/pension history to ensure that your pension records are correct
  • Make changes to your personal information such as your address and marital status
  • View your documents such as your nomination form and
    deferred benefits statements

For guidance notes on how to register your account click publication icon My Pensions Portal [3Mb]

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