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Transfers

arrowsThe New Fire Pension Scheme (NFPS) closed to new members on 6 April 2015, however transfers from occupational schemes may still be possible for active members. Please contact SPPA for further details. 

Club transfers into this scheme are only possible for firefighters who join the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and apply to transfer NFPS service from another authority in England, Wales or Nothern Ireland. This is subject to time limits, and a transfer of these benefits can only proceed when:

  • you have completed a transfer application form providing SPPA with full details of your previous pension provider
  • a transfer value from your previous pension provider has been obtained by SPPA
  • you have been notified by us of the membership that will buy you in the NFPS
  • you have made a written election within twelve months of joining the NFPS 2015 to proceed with the transfer
  • the transfer payment has been received before you reach normal pension age (within NFPS)

Please contact SPPA on (01896) 893 000 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to request an application form. 

Please be aware SPPA cannot provide financial advice to you regarding whether or not to transfer your pension. If you require assistance please contact an independent financial advisor. 

 

Link to Scottish Government Website