Opting Into the LGPS
If you decide to ‘opt out’ of the LGPS, you can come back into the scheme at any time if you are ‘eligible’ for membership. Visit the page on ‘benefits of joining the LGPS’ to read about the benefits of the LGPS.
To ‘opt in’ to the scheme, you need to fill in an opt in form. Please return this form to your employer so they know to start taking contributions from your pay. Once this has been done, they will tell us that you have re-joined the LGPS.
Opting out and joining your benefits together
If you ‘opt out’ of the LGPS (or have opted out on or after 11 April 2015), you may have deferred benefits for this job. If you later re-join the LGPS in the same job, you will start a new ‘pot’ of pension. You can’t join the two pots of pension together.