We will regularly send a newsletter called 'in Contact' to scheme members in receipt of a pension, informing them of forthcoming or recent changes as well as other useful information. Copies of in Contact previously sent are available below:
In Contact is sent to retired members once a year.
in-Contact issue 17 Issued February 2019 (1.1MB)
- Pensions Increase 2019
- Sudbury Hall
- Spring Gardening Tips
- Pension Pay dates for 2019/20
- Volunteering on the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal
Future Pension Pay Dates
|Month ||Pay Date |
| February 2019
| March 2019
| April 2019
| May 2019
| June 2019
| July 2019
| August 2019
| September 2019
| October 2019
| November 2019
| December 2019
| January 2020
| February 2020
| March 2020
Partner’s pensions - legal ruling
A recent High Court judgement and regulation change has removed the requirement for members of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) to register details of their cohabiting partner to receive a dependant's pension in the event of their death.
This means Staffordshire Pension Fund can pay a dependant's pension to the eligible cohabiting partner of a former member of the LGPS, who died before 1 April 2014, even if they did not register details of their partner with us.
To qualify for a cohabiting Partner’s Pension
Did you have a cohabiting partner who:
- Left the LGPS between 1 April 2008 and 31 March 2014, and
- Died before 1 April 2014
If so you will be entitled to draw a pension from us, as long as you meet the conditions for who is classed as cohabiting partner. Briefly this means...
- You must have lived together as if married for at least two years, and
- Your partner must have been someone you were free to marry, and
- You must be able to prove you were financially dependent or interdependent on each other.
If you have any questions about your eligibility to receive a cohabiting partner’s survivor's pension if your partner died before 1 April 2014, you can ring our helpline on 01785 278222.