This site is for current and prospective members of the Civil Service pension arrangements. It also contains links to information for past members who are not yet receiving their Civil Service pension (we call these deferred members with preserved pensions) There are also links for pensioners who are already receiving their Civil Service pension. The main navigation topics can be found throughout this site on the right under “in this section” .
I have a question
We receive high volumes of the same type of question and have answered many of these in our Frequently Asked Questions How do I… section, it is likely that the answer you need is there and may save you a considerable amount of time by taking a few minutes to have a look.
Who you need to contact will depend on which type of member you are. We have split these into 4 seperate areas below to help you identify quickly what kind of member you are: New Entrants (includes information for those thinking about joining the Civil Service) Current Members, Past members and Pensioners.
If you are starting work with an employer who offers a Civil Service pension or, if you are thinking about joining the Civil Service the new entrant pages provide you with information on what your pension choices are and the actions you need to take on joining.
Past (deferred) members
Former members who have left employment covered by the Civil Service pension arrangements and who are not yet claiming their Civil Service pension are called deferred members.
People who have fully retired from employment covered by the Civil Service pension arrangements and are claiming their Civil Service pension.
Important things to know
Please note that this website provides information about the main provisions of the Civil Service pension and compensation arrangements. It does not cover every aspect; the full details are contained only in the scheme rules, which are the legal basis of the arrangements. Nothing on this website can override the main rules, and in the event of any differences the rules will apply.
The Public Sector Transfer Club (PSTC) is a group of salary-related occupational pension schemes that use special terms to calculate transfer payments for employees who move between member schemes.
Index linking for Civil Service pensions will be according to the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) from April 2011, instead of the Retail Price Index (RPI)