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Transfers

arrowsThe New Fire Pension Scheme (NFPS) closed to new members on 6 April 2015.

Transfers into this scheme are only possible for members who have transfers which are classed as non club occupational schemes. These are pensions which have been provided by former employers as an occupational pension scheme. 

Non occupational pension scheme transfers such as private personal pensions were restricted to application requests having to be submitted within 12 months of joining the scheme and are now not allowed.

Firefighters who join the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service can apply to transfer FPS service from another authority in England, Wales or Northern 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