Pension credit members

A pension credit member is an ex-spouse or civil partner who has become a member of the LGPS through a pensions sharing order which has granted them a share of their former spouse or civil partners pension benefits.

As a pension credit member you will have been awarded an annual pension in your own right, and may be entitled to receive a lump sum as long as your ex-spouse or ex-civil partner had not already retired and received a lump sum when the order was issued.

After the pension sharing order has been made, a statement with details of the value of the pension credit will be provided. You will also receive an annual benefit statement showing how your benefits are rising in line with inflation.