If you want to opt out and stop paying pension contributions, simply complete the Opt Out form and return it to your employer.
What you can do with your pension depends on how long you have been a member and if you have other Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) benefits in Scotland.
3 or more months membership but less than 2 years and no other LGPS benefits in Scotland, you can:
2+ years membership or less than 2 years but you have LGPS benefits elsewhere in Scotland, you can:
When leaving, we will write out to you and tell you your options.
*"if you re-join the scheme before the refund has been paid out, or less than 1 month and 1 day has passed from the date of leaving/opting-out then a refund will no longer be payable.