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Pay Dates and Pensions Increase

Pension Pay Dates for 2020/2021

Fire & Former WDA

Payroll 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 26

February 16


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

This year’s pension increase (2020/2021)

The annual increase to your Local Government Pension is based on the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) as at September from the preceding year, the CPI at September 2019 was 1.7%.

Your pension is normally 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.

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.

If you were in the scheme prior to April 2016, 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.