LGPS Member forms
Forms for members of the Local Government Pension Scheme.
Pension Starter Information Pack - Entry to Scheme by Election
If you are not currently a member of the Local Government Pension Scheme but wish to elect to become one, please complete and return the election form enclosed within this pack.
Pension Starter Information Pack - Auto Entry to Scheme
If you have recently been admitted to the scheme Automatically by your employer, you should hopefully have already received this pack directly from them. If you have not, please print off the relevant document below and complete and return the appropriate forms within the pack.
50/50 Contribution Flexibility Form
(To opt for the 50/50 section or to return to the main section of the scheme)
The LGPS now offers members the option to pay lower contributions to the Scheme; this is known as the 50/50 section. The 50/50 section allows you to pay half the regular contribution rate to build up half the level of pension benefits. However, you continue to retain full life assurance and survivor partner and dependant's benefit cover.
This form should be completed and returned direct to your Employer, should you wish to elect for the 50/50 Section of the Scheme, or alternatively return to paying full contributions in the main section of the Scheme.
Please note: you cannot make an election for the 50/50 section of the scheme until on or after your first day of scheme membership. Your election cannot therefore be signed and dated before that date.
Opt Out Form
Complete this form to opt out of the Local Government Pension Scheme. (You may feel it appropriate to seek financial advice before following this course of action).
You may also wish to consider opting for the 50/50 section of the scheme as an alternative to opting out completely. Further information is provided in the LGPS 2014 - Full Employee Scheme GuideOpens new and the relevant election form is provided in the 50/50 section above.
Please note: following the implementation of overriding legislation on "Safeguarding Individuals Rights", you cannot Opt-Out of the LGPS until on or after the date your employment commences. Your election to Opt-Out cannot therefore be signed and dated before that date.
Expression of Wish Form for Death Grants
Complete this form to nominate someone to receive any Lump Sum grant payable in the event of your death.
Please note: In the event of a members death, a completed Expression of Wish will form part of the evidence gathered by the Gloucestershire LGPS Pension Fund to determine to whom any Death Grant should be paid. You may therefore also feel it prudent to make a will.
Notification of Cohabiting Partner Form for a Survivor's Pension
Complete this form to inform us of a cohabiting partner to receive a Survivor's Pension in the event of your death.
- that the scheme automatically provides for survivors pensions where you are either married or have entered into a civil partnership and therefore it is not appropriate to complete this form.
- you must have a period of active membership of the LGPS scheme after 1st April 2008 for there to be potential eligibility for your cohabiting partner to survivor pension cover
- whilst there is no requirement under the LGPS Regulations for you to inform us of a cohabiting partner for survivor pension cover, we would strongly advise that you do so.
In any event, please read the form very carefully, as there are a number of conditions that must be satisfied to ensure a cohabiting partners ongoing eligibility to survivors pension cover.