The Scheme Benefits

Listed below are some of the reasons for contributing to the scheme and staying in the scheme.

■ you get a guaranteed pension

■ your pension is index linked

■ you may choose to receive tax free lump sum

■ your employer contributes towards the cost of your benefits

■ when we work out your benefits, we add together all periods of reckonable service, before retirement. If you are entitled to ill health benefits, you will get them immediately

■ you will receive a lump sum benefits if you die before you retire

■ when you die, you may be entitled to children's and dependants' pensions

■ you are able to pay extra contributions for additional pension benefits

■ you may be able to transfer pension credits from another scheme into the STSS

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