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About Annual Benefit Statements (ABS)

Information on your Annual Benefits Statement (ABS) and how to access it.

Annual Benefits Statements (ABS) are available to NHS Pension Scheme members working in:

  • Direction Bodies
  • smaller NHS organisations, such as GP practices

An ABS is different to a Total Reward Statement (TRS). You’ll not receive the employment or local benefits information as this is provided by ESR.

An ABS will provide you with an overview of your pension benefits. We base this on information provided to NHS Pensions by 31 March each year.

It'll include information such as:

  • pension
  • lump sum
  • survivor pension
  • membership and pay
  • contributions
  • death benefits and nominations

The statements will be accessible online via the Total Reward Statement portal. More information is available in this interactive guide to accessing your statement.

Watch our video to find out more about your ABS statement.

 

How do I access my Annual Benefit Statement?

You can access your ABS through the Total Reward Statement portal. Enrol and log on via Verify.

Before you enrol for Verify:

To access your ABS, certain information must match with the information that your employer holds.

The matching information should be your:

  • surname
  • initial
  • National Insurance number
  • postcode
  • date of birth

Contact your employer if this information has changed and their records need updating.

Once you've done this, you can register with Gov.uk Verify

If you've already used Gov.uk Verify

If you have already proved your identity with verify, you can use this to access your statement.

To view your statement:

  • visit the Total Reward Statement portal.
  • click ‘Log in or register’ on the homepage.
  • click ‘I’ve used Verify before’
  • select the identity provider you have already used and enter your email address and password
  • a code will be sent to your mobile phone
  • enter the code

You'll then be able to view your statement.

Problems accessing Gov.uk Verify

If you have trouble using Verify, guidance is available on the verify website:

You can also contact the TRS helpline on 0300 330 1351. This team can help with issues you cannot resolve