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Choice Exercise

NHS 1995 Section members - (closed 30 September 2016)

If you were a member of the pension scheme when the 2008 section was introduced, you may recall that you were offered the opportunity to move your service from the 1995 section to the 2008 section.

Some NHS 1995 members may have made a different decision had they known that the changes represented by the NHS 2015 scheme were coming.

It has therefore been agreed to give NHS 1995 members, who did not originally move and do not have full protection, a second opportunity to move their service to the 2008 section under what is known in Scotland as the 1995 Section Choice Exercise.

Please note that the 1995 Section Choice exercise closed on 30 September 2016. if you think you are eligible for 1995 Section Choice and have not received a Choice letter/statement please contact SPPA.

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NHS 2008 members - (Closed 30 November)

2008 Section members who have Full or Tapered protection were given the Choice to give up this protection and move to the new 2015 scheme, backdated to 1 April 2015. SPPA sent out letters to approx. 2800 members from 31 July 2015 and they were given 4 months up to 30 November to return their option form. Members who did not reply have retained their full or tapered protection in 2008 Section.

Please note that the 2008 Section Choice exercise closed on 30 November 2015. If you think you are eligible for 2008 Section Choice and have not received a letter please contact SPPA.

Please note that the 1995 Section Choice exercise closed on 30 September 2016.  If you think you are eligible for 1995 section choice and have not received a Choice letter/statement please contact SPPA.

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