Shropshire County Pension fund

Taking care of your Local Government Pension in Shropshire

Retired Firefighter Members

As a retired member receiving your pension, you will know it is a valuable source of income in your retirement. This part of the website is for people who are in receipt of a Firefighters pension.

When Are Pensions Paid

Pensions are paid on the 29th of every month, unless that falls on a bank holiday or weekend when it will be paid on the previous working day closest to the 29th.

Upcoming Pay Dates:

Thursday 21st December 2017

Monday 29th January 2018

Wednesday 28th February 2018

Thursday 29th March 2018

Friday 27th April 2018

Pension Increases

Your pension will be adjusted each year in line with the cost of living index (CPI) which is based on CPI as at September the previous year. We will inform you each April if there is an increase, what the increase is, when it is applied from and your new pension payable for that year. The increases will not apply until age 55.

*As CPI was -0.1% in the previous September, there is no increase to be applied to your pension in April 2016.

Tax and Your Pension

The HM Revenue & Customs will look at all types of income you receive and if this comes to more than your allowance then you will pay tax. If you think your tax code is wrong please contact HM Revenue and Customs, as only they can alter it. They will inform us of the correct code to apply.

Family Benefits

If you die whilst receiving a pension and you leave a spouse or partner, then they may be entitled to a pension. The scheme regulations are very complicated and the amounts that are payable depend on a number of factors, including when you left, your pensionable service, your partnership status and whether you have eligible children. One key point to note is that if your marriage has taken place after you left pensionable employment, then this will affect the amount of pension that would be payable to your surviving partner. Please contact the Pensions Team if you wish to discuss benefits payable in the event of your death.