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Pay Dates and Pensions Increase

Pension Pay Dates for 2015/2016

Fire & Former WDA

Payroll 95 and 96 

Local Government

Payroll 98

End of Month 

Local Government

Payroll 99 (closed to new joiners)

Mid Monthly 

  May 01

April 30

April 16

June 01

May 29

May 15

July 01

June 30

June 16

July 31

July 31

July 16

September 01

August 28

August 14

October 01

September 30

September 16

October 30

October 30

October 16

December 01

November 30

November 16

December 31

December 31

December 16

February 01

January 29

January 15

March 01

February 29

February 16

April 01

March 31

March 16

Please note: As a new pensioner you will be joined to either Payroll 95/96 or 98 depending on who you were employed by.

This year’s pension increase (2015/2016)

The annual increase to your Local Government and State pension is based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) as at 30th September from the preceding year and will be payable from 6th April 2015.

Your pension will be increased if you:

• are aged 55 or over

• or are receiving a spouse’s, beneficiary’s, or child’s pension

• or retired on ill health grounds

If you do not fall into one of these groups, your pension will still attract the increase, but it will not be paid until your 55th birthday.

This year, your pension will increase by 1.2%

 The payment of the pension increase comes from the Pension Fund but when you reach your state retirement age, this changes as some of the increase is paid by the Government and some will continue to be paid by the Fund.

When you joined the LGPS you were contracted out of the State Second Pension (S2P) formerly known as the State Earnings Related Pension Scheme (SERPS).

When you retire, your LGPS pension must not be less than the pension you would have received from the State Scheme and so the Fund gives an undertaking to provide you with the same or greater amount of pension.

The responsibility of paying the pension increase on this part of the pension is taken up by the state when you reach your state retirement age, and this will be paid to you along with your basic state pension.