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Refund of contributions

Can I get a refund if I leave?

  • If you leave the pension scheme with less than two years’ membership you’re entitled to a refund of your pension contributions, less deductions.
  • But if you joined the scheme before 1 April 2014 and left on or after 1 April 2014, with at least three months’ but less than two years’ membership, you can choose to be awarded deferred benefits instead.

You’ll also have the option of transferring your pension rights to another pension scheme if you want to.