You can transfer your pension as long as:
For the purposes of transferring, your Normal Pension Age is:
The date members meet the Rule of 85 is not classed as NPA.
If you hold more than one deferred benefit either in our Fund or another LGPS, you must transfer all your benefits.
If you have two or more jobs in which you pay into the LGPS, and you leave one job but not all of them you will have deferred benefits for the job you have left. These deferred benefits will be automatically transferred to the pension account for the job your are continuing in unless you choose to keep them separate.
If you want to withdraw or cash in your pension, you need to transfer to another pension provider who offers this option. You are required by law to get independent financial advice before the transfer can happen if your pension benefits are worth £30,000 or more. You will also need to prove that this advice has been sought.
Before you transfer it is important that you have information about both your new provider and the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) and that you fully understand the benefits of each. There are benefits within the Pension Scheme that might not be available elsewhere such as: