Hampshire Pension Services

Administering the Local Government Pension Scheme, Police and Fire schemes

Keeping us informed

Please tell us about the following changes:

Address

Please write to us, including your name, National Insurance number, old address and new address. If you prefer, you can use a Change of personal details form.

Marriage or civil partnership

Please write to us with your National Insurance number, signature and photocopy of your marriage or civil partnership certificate. Please confirm the title and name that we should use for you. If you prefer, you can use a Change of personal details form.

Divorce or dissolution of civil partnership

Please write with your National insurance number, signature and photocopy of your decree absolute or final order. Please also enclose a photocopy of your change of name deed if relevant. If you prefer, you can use a Change of personal details form.

Change of gender

If you have legally changed gender, please write to us at pension services and include your national insurance number and gender recognition certificate.

Cohabiting partner

If you live with your partner but you're not married or in a civil partnership, please see Changes affecting death benefits below.


Divorce or civil partnership dissolution

If you get divorced or have a civil partnership dissolved, a court may order your ex-spouse or ex-civil partner to receive one, or a combination of the following:

  • all or part of your pension
  • all or part of your retirement lump sum
  • all or part of your lump sum when you die (overriding any nomination you have made)

Cash equivalent transfer value (CETV)

You may need a cash equivalent transfer value (CETV) if you are involved in court proceedings. To request a CETV:

  • if you are paying into the Hampshire Pension Fund, please use a Cash equivalent transfer value form
  • if you have a deferred (frozen) pension please write to us with your request, stating that you need the CETV due to divorce, dissolution of civil partnership, judicial separation or nullity, so that we can provide the correct information
  • we will recover costs according to our Schedule of charges

Changes affecting death benefits

Death grant expression of wish

A death grant may be payable if you die. The Hampshire Pension Fund has absolute discretion as to its distribution. You can express a wish for someone to receive it, or update your expression of wish by completing a Death grant expression of wish form.

Nominated cohabiting partner

If you live with your partner but you are not married or in a civil partnership, your partner may receive a pension if you die. Your partnership must meet certain conditions when you die for your partner to receive a pension.

You can make your circumstances known to us by nominating your partner, using the Nominated co-habiting partner form – please read the notes with the form. Your partner will not qualify for a pension if you stopped paying into the LGPS before April 2008.

Divorce or civil partnership dissolution

Your ex-spouse or ex-civil partner will not be entitled to a pension if you die before them but children’s pensions are not affected.  Any death grant nomination will remain unless you update it – although the Hampshire Pension Fund has absolute discretion as to its distribution.

If you are married or in a civil partnership you cannot nominate someone else to receive a spouse’s pension instead of them.