Hampshire Pension Services

Administering the Local Government Pension Scheme, Police and Fire schemes

When can I retire?

Relevant information


From 1 April 2014, the Normal Pension Age (NPA) for each member of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) will be equal to their State Pension Age) subject to a minimum of age 65.


  • If you have at least two years membership or have transferred pension rights into the LGPS, you can take early retirement from age 55, but your benefits may be reduced.
  • If you are made redundant and are over the age of 55, you will be entitled to immediate payment of benefits
  • If you have at least two years' membership and are retired on the grounds of Ill-health you could receive immediate ill-health pension benefits at any age.
  • You could choose to work beyond NPA - your pension beyond this date would be enhanced in accordance with GAD guidance.