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Hampshire Pension Services

Opting out

Useful information


What if I do not want to join?

* If you joined the scheme before 1 April 2014 and have more than three months membership when you opt out, you may have the option of receiving a deferred (frozen) pension record - we will write to you to confirm this.

Opting out

Why have I been automatically opted into the pension scheme?

What are the implications of opting out?

We cannot advise you whether you should remain a member of the Local Government Pension Scheme, nor can your employer force you or opt you out of your Local Government Pension. However, if you choose to opt out of the scheme:

What if I change my mind later on?

If you change your mind and you wish to start paying contributions again in the same employment, you should contact your employer who will re-enrol you into the scheme from the next available payroll.


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