How to calculate your benefits

To estimate the value of your Scottish Police pension scheme benefits on any retirement date selected by you, just download our handy calculator.

It's a Microsoft Excel file and can be used by members of the 1987, 2006 and 2015 schemes – as well as members who have benefits in more than one scheme. When you use the calculator you'll get:

  • an illustration of benefits, in todays' money terms, that may become payable at a retirement date selected by you
  • a description of the benefits payable for each scheme you've been a member of
  • an estimate of the maximum lump sum that could be payable
  • a printable copy of your personal illustration.

You may find it useful to have your most recent Annual Benefit Statement available while you're using the calculator. If you haven't received your latest annual benefit statement or you would like to request an estimate of your benefits, please check your eligibility before you apply.

Please note that the illustration is not a guarantee, nor is the calculator intended to provide you with financial advice. If you require financial advice, you should contact an independent financial adviser.

The calculator does not cover: the effect of pensions tax charges on your benefits; information about any optional benefits such as additional pension and additional voluntary contributions; survivor benefits payable in the event of your death; the effect of pension sharing on divorce.

2015 Remedy calculations

The Police Pension Calculator does not account for the changes being introduced by the 2015 remedy.

The legislation and processes required to offer members the choice between legacy and CARE scheme benefits will be in place from 1 October 2023. If you plan to retire before this date, you can use this calculator to estimate what your benefits will be based on the current scheme rules.

Retired members will be offered their choice once the legislation and processes are in place. Any pension benefits due will be backdated to their date of retirement. 

This calculator will allow protected members to continue to accrue benefits in their legacy scheme after 31 March 2022, which is no longer permitted.  This means some protected members may receive inaccurate pension estimates.

Members with 1987 scheme benefits can use our 2015 remedy calculator to view a dual estimate and comparison between their legacy and CARE scheme benefits.

Unfortunately, we cannot offer this service to members with 2006 scheme benefits at this time.  We are working on a calculator that will make this possible and we will let members know once this is available.

Technical support

Note that the Microsoft Excel file type may not be compatible with devices that don't support Microsoft products and may not work if you don't have access to an application that can read this type of file. If you have any issues with the Police Pension Calculator, please email us.

Download the Police Pension Calculator

Further reading

Police Pension Calculator FAQs

Glossary of commonly used terms.

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