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:
Tuesday 29th May 2018
Friday 29th June 2018
Friday 27th July 2018
Wednesday 29th August 2018
Friday 28th September 2018
Monday 29th October 2018
Thursday 29th November 2018
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.
Pensions increase in April 2018 was 3%.
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.
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.