National N.I. Database
The Dyfed Pension Fund participates in a data sharing arrangement with other LGPS Pension Funds in England, Wales and Scotland. This is undertaken in order to comply with legal requirements contained in the LGPS’s governing regulations.
Provisions contained in the LGPS Regulations 2013 mean that if a member of the LGPS dies, it is necessary for the Fund to know if the individual has other LGPS benefits elsewhere in the UK, so that the right death benefits can be calculated and paid to the deceased member’s dependants.
As the LGPS is locally administered, each Pension Fund has its own benefit records, therefore it can be difficult to identify if an individual has other LGPS records elsewhere. In order to comply with the requirements set out above, the National Database will enable Funds to check if their members have LGPS pensions records with other Pension Funds.