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Informing retiring members of submission of their AW8

We are receiving an increasing number of enquiries to our contact centre from members who are planning to retire and believe they have submitted their application a number of months ago, but we haven’t yet received their AW8.

In all cases, AW8 applications should be submitted via Pensions Online (POL) or sent to NHS Pensions (where POL is not appropriate) at least three months before the intended retirement date.

If a member has completed their application before this, and you are waiting to submit the form to us, we would ask if possible that you let the member know when you intend to submit the AW8 to us and confirm once this is complete.