There may be times when you are not at work or are unable to work.
If you are off work due to sickness or injury and your contractual pay is reduced or you don’t receive any pay then the pensionable pay figure used to work out your pension for this period is your assumed pensionable pay. Continue reading—–>
If you are granted unpaid leave of absence the period will not count for pension purposes until you elect to pay Additional Pension Contributions (APCs). Continue reading—–>
Industrial Dispute – Strike Break
If you are absent for a day or more due to a trade dispute the period will not count for pension purposes unless you elect to pay Additional Pension Contributions (APCs) to purchase the amount of pension lost during that period of absence. Continue reading—–>
If you take maternity/adoption leave you will pay basic LGPS contributions based on any pay you receive whilst on maternity leave. Continue reading—–>
Statutory Paternity Leave of two weeks is granted for the purposes of caring for a child or for the child’s mother. If you are granted Additional Paternity Leave you will continue to pay pension contributions on any pay you receive during this period. Continue reading—–>
You can, with your employer’s agreement, take unpaid parental leave. If you want this period to count as a period of membership in the LGPS you will have to pay Additional Pension Contributions (APCs) as for authorised leave above.
Reserve Forces Leave
If you enter into a period of reserve forces leave and elect to stay in the LGPS your employer needs to tell you the amount of basic contributions you and the Ministry of Defence (MoD) must pay, the amount of any additional contributions you are paying in the LGPS and the amount of assumed pensionable pay those contributions must be collected on. Continue reading—–>
You will not accrue any pension rights while you are on jury service. You will have the option to purchase Additional Pension Contributions (APCs) to make up any shortfall.