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Some members, who joined either the Police 1987 or Police 2006 schemes will not join the Police 2015 scheme and will continue to earn benefits in their current scheme. This is because they were close to retirement when the Police 2015 scheme was launched.
 
You must have been paying into the scheme on 1 April 2012 and 1 April 2015 to qualify.

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Police 1987 members

You will be granted full protection if on 1 April 2012 you were either:

  • age 45 or over; or
  • age 38 or over and within 10 years of receiving a maximum unreduced pension.

You will stay in the Police 1987 scheme and continue to earn benefits in the same way as before. You will see no change in the way any of your benefits are worked out or when you can retire.

SPPA will write to you if you qualify. Alternatively, if you have not already done so, you can answer the questions by clicking on the link “What does this mean for me?”

If you do not quite qualify for full protection, you may still qualify for tapered protection. Find out more.

Police 2006 members

Full protection is available if on 1 April 2012 you were age 45 or older. Full protection means that you will not join the Police 2015 but will instead continue to earn benefits in the Police 2006 scheme and see no change to the way your benefits are worked out and when you can retire

Information relevant to you can be found on the main area of the website at www.sppa.gov.uk

SPPA will write to you if you qualify. Alternatively, if you have not already done so, you can answer the questions by clicking on the link “What does this mean for me?”

If you do not quite qualify for full protection, you may still qualify for tapered protection. Find out more.