Transfers in to the Fund are only accepted from:
A full list of Club members is available on the Civil Service Pension Fund website.
We cannot accept transfers from personal or private pension schemes.
You have 12 months from joining the Fund to transfer in other pension benefits. To transfer in other pension benefits complete and return the PEN 1.3 Previous Pension form.
You may wish to transfer your pension benefits to another pension scheme or provider, particularly if you are leaving the LGPS. It is not always an easy decision to make so you may wish to seek the help of an independent financial advisor.
If you do wish to transfer your pension, you should contact your new provider to see if they will accept the transfer. If they do, they will normally contact us directly to begin the process however you should follow their transfer procedure.
You cannot transfer out while you are still an active member of the pension scheme. As such if you do decide to transfer your pension you must opt out, or have left the Fund, before the transfer can be complete.
If you have AVCs, you will be required to take, or opt out of, Pension Wise guidance, before your AVCs can be transferred. Find out more here.
If you are looking to transfer your pension out, it is important that you have information about both your new provider and the LGPS and that you fully understand the benefits of each. There are benefits within this Pension Scheme that might not be available elsewhere such as: