I’m retired

Up until March 2025, we’ll offer you a choice between your final salary benefits and your CARE benefits for your service between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2022. This is called the Remedy period.

These are sometimes known as ‘legacy’ benefits and ‘reformed’ benefits.

To help you decide, we’ll send you a choice letter, known as a Remedial Service Statement (RSS). This will show your pension benefits side-by-side in your final salary and CARE scheme for the Remedy period, to help you decide which option is the right one for you.

When we’ll contact you

Your remedy choice

We’ll write to you to make your choice by sending you a Remediable Service Statement (RSS).

This table shows when you can expect this, depending on which type of member you are.

Type of memberWhen will I be asked to make my choice
I retired due to ill healthJanuary 2024 to May 2024
I’m a surviving family member or dependant of a pension scheme member who died in serviceJanuary 2024 to May 2024
I’m a surviving family member or dependant of a pension scheme member who retired due to ill healthJanuary 2024 to May 2024
I'm retired and moved into the reformed scheme on or after 1 April 2015 (not ill-health retirement)April 2024 to October 2024
I'm retired and moved into the reformed scheme on or after 1 April 2015April 2024 to October 2024
I'm retired and remained in the FPS 1992 legacy scheme after 1 April 2015October 2024 to March 2025
I’m retired and remained in the FPS 2006 legacy scheme after 1 April 2015May 2024 to January 2025
I’m a surviving family member or dependant of a pension scheme member of the legacy (final salary) scheme (non ill-health)October 2024 to March 2025

 

I’ve received an Ill Health Retirement Review letter

I’ve received an Ill Health Retirement Review letter 

We’re reviewing ill health pensions for members who are eligible for 2015 Remedy. This is to understand whether you would have been eligible for ill-health benefits under your alternative pension scheme.  

We’ll use the evidence that was provided at the time of your original application so you won’t need to send us any new information or be examined by a medical professional. 

The outcome of this review could mean your pension will change.

Once the review is completed, we’ll contact you with the outcome and tell you what to do next. We won’t make any changes to your pension as a result of the review. 

If you don’t want us to review your pension 

You need to let us know. Doing this will mean you’re still eligible for 2015 Remedy but your Remediable Service Statement might not include ill-health benefits for your alternative pension scheme. 

You can tell us by returning the decision form included with the letter. 

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