Members of staff can request flexible retirement in accordance with the Rules of the pension scheme to which they belong.
USS. The option of taking flexible retirement was made available to USS members as part of the changes introduced on 1 October 2011.
- an outline of the USS rules on flexible retirement is at http://www.uss.co.uk/Factsheet%20List/Flexible%20Retirement%20FS.pdf.
OSPS. Flexible retirement became available to OSPS members as part of the changes introduced on 1 January 2013.
- The formal OSPS Rules permit flexible retirement in accordance with this policy.
Other pension schemes. Other pension schemes, including the NHSPS, offer flexible retirement. Members should seek information from the scheme administrator or the Pensions Office.
- an outline of the NHSPS rules on flexible retirement is shown on page 23 of the scheme booklet which can be found at www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/Documents/Pensions/SD_Guide_-_Online_(V7)_09.2011.pdf.