4.1.14 Most rejoiners who return after a break of 28 days or more but less than 6 months will be eligible to join either alpha or partnership.

If, however, a rejoiner had previously qualified for full protection or tapered enrolment in the PCSPS (and has not yet passed their tapered enrolment date) and returns after a break of 28 days or more but less than 6 months, they will usually be eligible to join either nuvos or partnership (see ‘Scheme Eligibility - Public service pension scheme history’ and ‘Scheme Eligibility – The Presence Test’ (paragraphs 4.1.73 to 4.1.83) for further information regarding full protection/tapered enrolment).

However, those who resigned from their previous CSP employment or came to an end of a fixed term appointment, having qualified for a classicclassic plus or premium pension, and who are not yet receiving their pension, will have a choice of premium or partnership. They will not be able to join nuvos.

If a member becomes eligible for alpha (i.e. their tapered enrolment date has passed), they will be moved into that scheme.

4.1.15 Members rejoining during this period who left with a compensation payment will have to repay the lesser of (a) 6 months' worth of compensation, and (b) the notional period of their compensation (see ‘Compensation payments’ (paragraphs 4.1.61 to 4.1.64) for further information). If their pension is in payment, abatement may apply (see ‘Abatement’ (paragraph 4.1.53)).

Published:
23 December 2021
Last updated:
23 December 2021