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When can deferred benefits be paid?

The date your benefits are payable from depends on your length of service, and when you joined the scheme.  This is called Normal Retirement Date (NRD).   Your Deferred Pensioner Annual Benefit Statement shows the date your benefits are payable from.


We will write to you approximately a month in advance of your Normal Retirement Date enclosing the forms you need to complete in order to put your benefits into payment.


If your NRD falls after age 60, you can still elect to receive your benefits at any time from age 60 and before your NRD.  However, the benefits will be reduced to reflect the early payment.  You will need to write to us 2 months before the day you would like to receive your benefits to start this process.


Our Guide For New Pensioners (PDF 205KB) answers some of the frequently asked questions that our members have when their deferred benefits go into payment.