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If you’ve already retired or you’re preparing to retire

The government intends for the processes needed to support members to make their choice between legacy or reformed benefits for the remedy period to be in place by 1 October 2023.

If you’ve already retired, or retire before this date, we’ll write to you and ask you to make your choice retrospectively. Everyone affected will be offered their choice and if needed, we’ll backdate all payments to your date of retirement.

In some cases, it may be possible for us to offer this choice sooner but the legislation that allows schemes to do this needs to be in place before this can happen.

We’ll share more information once the process for supporting retirees to make a decision has been confirmed.

If you’re planning your retirement now

For now, all our processes remain the same and you should make decisions on your retirement plans based on the existing scheme rules and what’s right for your current circumstances.

Once it’s time for you to make your decision about your benefits for the remedy period, we’ll provide you with information to help inform your decision. We’ll also explain how it may affect the pension benefits you’re receiving.

Finding more information

If you have any questions, you’ll find more information on our knowledge base. We update this regularly.

Visit our Member Hub for information on applying for your pension and flexibilities within the NHS Pension Scheme to help you transition from work to retirement.