Opting Into the LGPS
If you have decided to ‘opt out’ of the LGPS, you can come back into the scheme at any time, as long as you are eligible for membership and are under 75. Please visit the web page on benefits of joining the LGPS to read about the benefits of membership.
To ‘opt in’ to the LGPS, 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 the pensions team that you have come back into the pension scheme.
Opting Out and Combining your Benefits
If you ‘opt out’ of the LGPS, or have opted out on or after 11 April 2015, resulting in deferred benefits for your job role and later re-join the LGPS in the same job, you can’t join together the 2 periods of membership.