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Some members, who joined either the Police 1987 or Police 2006 schemes will join the Police 2015 scheme but at a date specific to them. This is because they were close to retirement when the Police 2015 scheme was launched but they did not qualify for full protection.

This is known as tapered protection. To qualify you must have been paying into the scheme on 1 April 2012 and 1 April 2015 and, as at 1 April 2012, you must have been within four years of qualifying for full protection.

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

Information about the Police 1987 and Police 2006 schemes  can be found on the main area of the SPPA website.

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