Return to pensionable service

If you return to pensionable service, then your Normal Pension age and whether you return to the final salary or career average arrangement, will be dependent on the length of break in service you have had.

If you were a final salary member with a Normal Pension Age (NPA) of 60 and had a break in service of more than five years with a return date of on or after 1 January 2007, your NPA remains at 60 for the service before the break but is 65 for the service after the break.

Any period of less than 60 days qualifying service or 30 days reckonable service in any period of 365 days will not be counted for the purposes of maintaining a Normal Pension Age of 60.

If you’re a protected or tapered member and have a break in service of more than five years after 1 April 2015, you’ll enter the career average arrangement when you return to pensionable service.

Last Updated: 08/12/2021 16:22


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