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Deferred members

Welcome to the Deferred Members area

If you used to pay into the Local Government Pension Scheme but have now stopped (either because you left Local Government employment or you opted out of paying into the LGPS) and you have left your benefits with Bedfordshire Pension Fund then you will have what is known as a ‘deferred benefit’ in the scheme.  In order to have a deferred benefit you have to have paid into the scheme for a certain amount of time.

This section will tell you more about the options you have as a deferred member.


The 2024 annual benefit statements for deferred members were sent out in July 2024.  Please see our section on annual deferred benefit statements for answers to frequently asked questions.