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When you start work with the Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales or Shared Services Connected Limited, you automatically become a member of the LGPS unless you're employed on a contract of less than 3 months.
If you're employed on a contract of less than 3 months, you do not automatically become a member of the LGPS, though you're still entitled to join the Scheme by making an election to your Fund employer. However, if your contract is extended so that you'll be employed for more than 3 months, you're automatically brought into the LGPS from the start of the pay period following the point at which your contract is extended.
Your pension is an important part of your employment package and provides an excellent range of benefits
- You pay contributions and your Fund employer pays too
- The Scheme is flexible, you can choose to pay less or more, and you can take your benefits at any time from the age of 55 to 75
- The benefits you get include a pension when you retire as well as immediate life cover and ill health protection
- There are also benefits for your loved ones with pensions for dependants if you die
As well as providing a pension when you retire, the LGPS also provides you with a number of other valuable benefits. Please click here to find out more about each benefit or read our guide.
If you would like to join Main Section of the Fund please complete and return our form or for the 50:50 Section form please click here. Where more detailed information is available, we’ve supplied you with links to further resources.
There’s lots to consider when joining the LGPS, so why not take a look at our simple video on how to plan and budget for life’s little luxuries.