In you are retired by your employer by reason of redundancy or efficiency of the service, provided you are aged 55 or over and have at least two years’ qualifying service in the LGPS, you will be entitled to the immediate payment of your LGPS benefits.

Under these circumstances the benefits are not subject to reduction as for Early Retirement.

If you are under age 55, with at two years’ qualifying service in the LGPS , your LGPS benefits will not be paid immediately.  You will be awarded deferred benefits.

For further information, please refer to your Employer’s Early Retirement and Redundancy policy.