After 1 April 2015 most new entrants and rejoiners will be entered into alpha when they start.

However, some members will be eligible to join (or rejoin) the PCSPS, so a series of checks must be completed.

See ‘Scheme Eligibility - Public service pension scheme history’ and ‘Scheme Eligibility – The Presence Test’ (paragraphs 4.1.73 to 4.1.83) for more information.

There is also more information available about eligibility and enrolling members into alpha in Annex A.

Please note: You must use the Pension Questionnaire and the Joiner Tool. Both of these are essential tools to help you deliver the correct choice of pension(s) to staff and, because of this, the Scheme Manager, Cabinet Office is making it mandatory for all employers who participate in the CSP arrangements to use them. See ‘Helping you decide pension choices for new entrants and rejoiners’ (paragraphs 4.1.18 to 4.1.24) for further information.

23 December 2021
Last updated:
23 December 2021