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Fire Pension Scheme

Retirement Age

Normal pension age for all members of the FPS 1992 is age 55. If you choose to retire at or after this age, your pension would be put into immediate payment. Or you could retire earlier with immediate payment of benefits provided you have reached age 50 and have at least 25 years' service. An ill-health pension may be payable at any age.

If you leave the FPS 1992 before becoming entitled to payment of age (or ill-health retirement benefits), you may be awarded a deferred pension. This would be payable from age 60, or subject to appropriate medical certification, at any age on grounds of permanent ill-health which prevents you from undertaking firefighting or any of the other duties appropriate to your former role.

The Fire & Rescue Service (FRS) may require you to retire if they consider that your retention in the FRS would not be in the general interest of efficiency. You must, however, be eligible at that time for immediate payment of an age retirement pension, having attained age 50 and having at least 25 years' pensionable service.