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Divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership and your pension

Factor review 29 October 2018

Suspension of certain calculations involving actuarial factors

In the budget on 29 October 2018, HM Treasury announced a revision to the basis for the calculation of Cash Equivalent Transfer Values (CETVs) payable from public service pension schemes, which includes the NHS Pension Scheme. The impact of the review is that the factors used by NHS Pensions to calculate CETVs will change.  This may affect you if you have requested a CETV statement because you are getting divorced or are transferring your NHS Pension Scheme benefits to another pension scheme.

This may also affect you if you have requested a transfer in to the 1995/2008 or 2015 Scheme, and the transfer payment was not received before 29 October 2018.

Current position

We are currently assessing the impact of the review which means that any transfer requests affected by the changes detailed above are currently on hold.  Please be aware that this may increase the time taken to respond to your request.

Further information regarding the changes to other factors will follow in due course.

Divorce or dissolution of civil partnership can affect your NHS pension.

The Court treats the value of pension benefits as an asset.

It may make an Order to share the value of this asset between the parties involved.

Read the Guide to pensions on divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership (PDF: 542KB) for more information.

Before you apply

Read the factsheets for more information about the possible impact on your pension:

Pensions on divorce/dissolution of a civil partnership (PDF: 131KB)

Changes of the administration of pension sharing orders (PDF: 104KB)

You can read the schedule of charges (PDF: 171KB) to see if a charge is applicable.

How to apply

Application / request forms are available:

Pensions on divorce or dissolution of civil partnership application cash equivalent transfer value (CETV) request (PD1) (PDF: 193KB)

Pay details request form (PD2) (Word: 265KB)

Pension sharing order confirmation (PD3) (PDF: 146KB)