6.2.10 Members who joined the CSP arrangements on or before 5 April 2006 can receive their preserved award before reaching pension age if they are:

  • aged 50 or over and choose an early payment (actuarially reduced) award; or
  • a classic member, in ill health and would have been eligible for medical retirement if they had remained in the Civil Service; or
  • a classic, classic plus or premium member who is given a medically certified life expectancy of less than 12 months; or
  • a classic member, aged 50 or over and can demonstrate compelling personal reasons for early payment. The Scheme Manager may bring a preserved award into payment on an unreduced basis where the member, who is over their minimum pension age, has personal circumstances that prevent them from working. This would not generally include ill health as other rules apply in that circumstance. The Scheme Administrator will be able to give further advice.

6.2.11 Members who joined the CSP arrangements on or after 6 April 2006 can receive their preserved award before reaching pension age if they are:

  • aged 55 or over and choose an actuarially reduced award; or
  • a classic member, in ill health and would have been eligible for medical retirement if they had remained in the Civil Service; or
  • a classic, classic plus, premium, nuvos or alpha member who is given a medically certified life expectancy of less than 12 months; or
  • a classic member, aged 50 or over and can demonstrate compelling personal reasons for early payment. The Scheme Manager may bring a preserved award into payment on an unreduced basis where the member, who is over their minimum pension age, has personal circumstances that prevent them from working. This would not generally include ill health as other rules apply in that circumstance. The Scheme Administrator will be able to give further advice.
Published:
4 January 2022
Last updated:
4 January 2022