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Retirement age

The exact age at which you can retire will depend on the circumstances in which you are leaving the fire and rescue service.

Normal pension age is 60, but if you remain an active Scheme member, you can continue to accrue pension and would get an ‘age addition’ to reflect the fact that you have postponed receipt of your pension.

There is no limit to the amount of pension that you can build up by remaining in service.

You may request payment of your pension before the age of 60, but this is provided that you are over the age of 55.

If you do receive your pension before the normal pension age, it may be reduced to reflect early retirement.

If you become incapable of performing any of the duties of your role at any age before reaching 60, you may be entitled to an ill-health pension entitlement.

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