Estimated pension benefits and annual benefit statements
Administrators of occupational pension schemes have a legal duty to provide scheme members with regular details of their pension benefits.
SPPA automatically produces Annual Benefit Statements (ABS) for firefighter pension scheme members who are currently in active employment.
Members who have left firefighter employment with preserved benefits and are below their normal pension age can contact the SPPA to request up to date information.
Accessing your annual benefit statement
If you're in active employment, you can register for our online member service where you can access and print copies of your annual benefit statement.
Your annual benefit statement estimates your pension benefits accrued up to the end of the most recent financial year based on your pensionable service and / or salary details as confirmed by your employer.
As well as annual benefit statements we have a range of calculators that can be used by members still in active employment. These can be used to estimate to future dates and scenarios of your choice.
Annual benefit statements are only routinely produced for deferred members who are in the New Firefighters' Pension Scheme 2006. These are provided by post before 31 March each year.
On 1 April 2022 the 1992 and 2006 legacy schemes closed to any future pension build-up and members were moved into the reformed 2015 pension scheme.
Eligible members will have the chance to choose between their legacy or reformed scheme benefits when they retire. This choice will be for the period between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2022.
From 2024, your annual benefits statement (ABS) will show a dual estimate of both the legacy and reformed schemes to help you make your choice.
Your 2022 ABS does not include a dual estimate but, a remedy calculator is available to use if you'd like to compare your legacy and reformed scheme benefits.