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When you'll make your decision about your NHS Pension benefits

When it’s time for you to claim your pension benefits, you’ll be asked if you want to receive legacy scheme or reformed scheme pension benefits for your service between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2022.

We’ll provide you with information at the time to help you make your decision.

Asking you to make this choice when you retire means you’ll know exactly what you’re entitled to under each option. This will make it easier to decide what’s best for you.

The government intends for processes to be in place by 1 October 2023 to support members to make their choice on retirement.

Your service for the remedy period will be automatically moved into your legacy scheme until you’ve made your choice.

By 1 October 2023, any continuous service you have between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2022 will be placed into your legacy scheme. We’ll share more information on how this change will happen and what to do if this impacts your circumstances once this is confirmed.

For now, all our processes remain the same and there’s nothing you need to do.

We’ll contact all affected members directly when action needs to be taken.

Finding more information

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