Reserve Forces Leave
What happens if I am on reserve forces leave?
Full membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) continues to build up throughout reserve forces leave of absence.
- You will continue to pay pension contributions on your reserve forces pay if it equals or exceeds your normal pay.
- If your reserve service pay is less than your normal pay, you will not have to make contributions and your benefits will not be affected.
If you die, reach retirement age or become incapable of working in local government because of ill health whilst on reserve forces leave, your LGPS benefits, and those of your dependants (where relevant), will come into payment as if you had remained in your employment