What we do

The Scottish Public Pensions Agency (SPPA) administers pensions on behalf of the Scottish Government for Teachers, the Police and Firefighters as well as for employees of the National Health Service in Scotland.

Find out more about the SPPA

 

July 2020: Important COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update – Reduced telephony service

Find out more about the reduced telephony service

The Doddie 500(00000)

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The Doddie 500

50 million steps in a month

To celebrate Doddie Weir turning 50 this Summer, the SPPA will be walking 50 million steps in a month (while abiding to the Scottish Government lockdown guidance) to raise funds for our charity partner, My Name’5 Doddie. You can find out more and donate here.

Find out more about our charity partners here.

Deferred Lump Sums Payments 2020

If you are a pensioner who commenced your pension benefits after 8 April 2019, then due to the current pensions increase factors not being available when your lump sum was calculated, you may have been due a further lump sum payment as a result of pensions increase. Dependent on eligibility, these payments have now been made along with pension payments with a payment date of 31 July 2020. Your annual pension entitlement is not affected as your annual pension increase was applied from 6 April 2020.

Written notification of the additional payment and the effect this will have on your lifetime allowance limit (used within the NHS or Teachers pension scheme) will be sent out soon. If this affects you, please contact us if you have any questions.

Latest News

Scheme Pays Deadlines for 2018/19

10/07/20

Mandatory Scheme Pays (MSP) The deadline for Mandatory Scheme Pays applications for 2018/19 is 31 July 2020. All applications must be received by…

The Scottish Public Pensions Agency launches the Doddie 500(00000)

08/07/20

Press release - 8 July 2020 The Scottish Public Pensions Agency (SPPA) is celebrating the 50th birthday of former Scotland Rugby international,…

Dependents pension – a change in your full time education?

29/06/20

If you’re receiving a dependants pension, you need to let us know if your full-time education circumstances have changed, as any change could impact…

Important COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update – Reduced telephony service

28/06/20

July 2020: Important COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update – Reduced telephony service We’re continuing to follow Scottish and UK Government guidance and…