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What type of statement you'll get

Each year, you'll get either a Total Reward Statement (TRS) or an Annual Benefit Statement (ABS).

The type of statement you'll get is based on your circumstances.

What TRS is 

Total Reward Statements are available to NHS Pension Scheme members working in NHS organisations who use the Electronic Staff Record system (ESR).

What you'll get

A TRS summarises an individual employee’s employment package, including:

  • pensionable pay
  • allowances
  • estimated pension benefits

Some NHS organisations also provide other benefits included in the statement, such as:

  • health and wellbeing programmes
  • learning and development
  • flexible working opportunities
  • childcare vouchers
  • cycle to work schemes

How to access your statement

You'll be able to access your statement online using Electronic Staff Record (ESR) for organisations that use the facility.

Your current statement will only be available to view until the next data refresh. You should print or save a copy for your records.

You can get help with accessing your statement via ESR Employee Self Service or contact your local ESR administrator for help.

What ABS is

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

  • Direction Bodies
  • approved non-NHS organisations
  • smaller NHS organisations, such as GP practices
  • NHS organisations who do not use ESR

Annual Benefit Statements are also available to members who are not currently contributing to the NHS Pension Scheme or not working in the NHS but are entitled to benefits. These members are known as deferred members.

What you'll get

An ABS is different to a Total Reward Statement (TRS) because it does not include employment or local benefits information. ESR provides this additional information.

An ABS will still provide a pension statement for NHS Pension Scheme members and an estimate of your pension benefits. We base this estimate on information provided to NHS Pensions by your employer on or before 31 March each year.

It will include information such as:

  • estimated pension
  • estimated lump sum (if applicable)
  • estimated adult dependants pension
  • membership and pensionable pay as provided by your employer on each update
  • contributions
  • estimated death benefits
  • nominations

How to access your statement

Statements will be accessible online via ESR. If your organisation doesn’t currently use ESR, or you used to use GOV.UK Verify to access your statement, you can contact us to get a copy of your statement:


Online: select service 'My NHS Pension' on our online form

Statements are updated annually. The next update will take place in August 2023.

GOV.UK Verify has closed

GOV.UK Verify closed on 30 March 2023.

We'll be introducing new digital access to annual benefit statements to replace GOV.UK Verify. In the meantime, if you'd like to access your statement and you do not have access to ESR, get in touch using the contact details.

Statements are updated annually and the next update will take place in August 2023.

Additional information

Retirement age

If you are a Scheme transition member and have Special Class or MHO status with entitlement to retire at age 55, this may not be shown on your ABS.

Your retirement age may show as 60 in the 1995 Section. It does not mean you have lost your status. The correct retirement age will be used when you retire.

Scheme pays

If you have an election for scheme pays then this deduction is not considered in your ABS.