Leave or opt out of the scheme

Leaving

Your employer’s payroll provider will notify Hampshire Pension Services that you have left employment.

If you leave the pension scheme and you have more than two years membership or you have transferred in any other pension rights, then you will be entitled to a deferred pension if you are under retirement age. A deferred pension is payable at age 60. Hampshire Pension Services will write to you with details of your deferred pension.

If you leave employment and you elected to purchase arrears of contributions by monthly instalments you will have to complete the purchase by lump sum payment. If you do not complete the purchase then you will only be credited with the amount of service that has been purchased as at your date of leaving.

Opting Out

You can choose to opt out of the pension scheme at any point if you wish to.

You should complete the Opt Out form and return it to your employer's payroll provider.

Opt out form – Hampshire

Opt out form – West Sussex

If you opt out of the pension scheme and you have more than two years membership or you have transferred in any other pension rights, then you will be entitled to a deferred pension. A deferred pension is payable at age 60.