Pensioners Newsletter

in ContactPension Services 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.

Current Edition

 PDF Document in-Contact issue 17 Issued February 2019 (1.1MB)

  • Welcome
  • 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  28/02/2019
 March 2019  29/03/2019
 April 2019  30/04/2019
 May 2019  31/05/2019
 June 2019  28/06/2019
 July 2019  31/07/2019
 August 2019  30/08/2019
 September 2019  30/09/2019
 October 2019  31/10/2019
 November 2019  29/11/2019
 December 2019  20/12/2019
 January 2020  31/01/2020
 February 2020  28/02/2020
 March 2020  31/03/2020

  

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.

 

Previous Editions

PDF Documentin Contact - issue 16 Issued February 2018 (3.28 MB)

  • Welcome
  • Pensions Increase 2018
  • The work of English Heritage
  • Pension Pay Dates
  • Peak Wildlife Park
  • Pensioner Representative Vacancy
  • General Date Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Income Tax News

PDF Document in Contact - issue 15 Issued March 2017 (515KB)

  • Welcome
  • Pensions Increase 2017
  • Baggeridge Country Park
  • Pension Pay Dates
  • National Fraud Initiative
  • Pensioner Representative Vacancy
  • The Dorothy Clive Gardens
  • Contracted – Out Pension Equivalent

PDF Document in Contact - issue 14 Issued February 2016 (327KB)

  • Welcome
  • Guaranteed Minimum Pension
  • Pensions Increase 2016
  • Changing your Bank
  • Pension Pay Dates
  • Data Matching
  • Pensioner Representative Vacancy
  • Amerton Railway
  • National Insurance Database (shared data)
  • Changes to the State Pension

PDF Document  in Contact - issue 13 Issued February 2015 (1.1 MB)

  • Pay Dates
  • Pensions Increase 2015
  • Guaranteed Minimum Pension
  • Pension Boards for the LGPS
  • Are you still working and paying into the LGPS?
  • National Fraud Initiative

PDF Document  in Contact - issue 12 Issued October 2014 (746 KB)

  • Pay Dates
  • Investment Performance 2013/14
  • Overseas Banking Facility
  • Don't rely on "Tell Us Once"
  • New Telephone System
  • National Fraud Initiative

PDF Document  in Contact - issue 11 Issued March 2014 (2.3 MB)

  • Pay Dates
  • Pensions Increase 2014
  • Guaranteed Minimum Pension
  • National Fraud Initiative
  • Querying your taxcode
  • Volunteering in Staffordshire

PDF Document  in Contact - issue 10 Issued October 2013 (761KB)

  • Pay Dates
  • Tax Codes
  • Fradley Junction
  • Royal Airforce Museum
  • Investment Performance
  • Making a Will
  • The New Victoria Theatre

Unfortunately there has been a problem with the delivery of some issues of in Contact issue 10.  The magazine is available via the link above.  If, however, you have not received your copy and would like one, please contact us by email at pensions.enquiries@staffordshire.gov.uk and we will arrange for one to be posted to you.

PDF Document in Contact - issue 9 Issued April 2013 (1.7MB)

PDF Document Amendment - spring edition of incontact bus passes (33 KB)

  • Brindley's Mill
  • Lichfield Garrick Theatre
  • Investment Performance
  • Pensioner Representative
  • Tamworth Castle
  • Pension Increase
  • Moorcroft China

PDF Document in Contact - issue 8 Issued Autumn 2012 (1.7MB)

  • Chatsworth
  • Moorland Pottery
  • Investment Performance
  • Post Retirement Marriage
  • Stafford Gatehouse Theatre
  • The Great Outdoors
  • The Samuel Johnson Museum

PDF Document in Contact - issue 7 Issued Spring 2012 (2MB)

  • Pension Pay Dates
  • Pensions Increase
  • Pension Reform
  • New Committee Member
  • Investment Performance
  • Pension Payroll Details
  • State Pension Age
  • Free Bus Travel
  • Can You Help?

PDF Document in Contact - Issue 6 Issued Spring 2011 (6MB)

NB The printed version of this issue contained an error on the graph shown on page 2; the key labels for CPI and RPIX were transposed. This has been corrected in our online version.
  • Changes to Public Sector Pensions Increases
  • Investment performance
  • Could you represent our retired members?
  • Pension payment dates
  • National Fraud Initiative

PDF Document in Contact - Issue 5 Issued Spring 2010 (1.2MB)

  • Pension payment dates
  • National Fraud Initiative
  • Pension Increase information
  • Pension Fund Update
  • Contact details including Shared Service Centre

PDF Document in Contact - Issue 4 Issued Spring 2009 (501KB)

  • Pension payment dates
  • National Fraud Initiative
  • Pension Increase information
  • Pension Fund Update
  • Contact details including Shared Service Centre
  • Sudoku

PDF Document in Contact - Issue 3 Issued Spring 2008 (501KB)

  • Pension payment dates
  • Payslip explanation
  • Pension Increase information
  • Pension Fund Update
  • Contact details including Shared Service Centre
  • Crossword