When you review your Annual benefit statement you may want to think about increasing your pension. There are several ways to do this.
Added pension is just what it says! The Added pension for classic, classic plus, premium and nuvos * booklet tells you about how it works. The added pension calculator premium will help you work out how much you want to contribute.
Civil Service Additional Voluntary Contribution Scheme (CSAVCS)
Provides retirement benefits on a money purchase basis in addition to those that you will receive from your classic pension.The Civil Service Additional Voluntary Contribution Scheme leaflet gives you more information.
- Sottish Widows - www.scottishwidows.co.uk/civilservice [External website]
Tel. 0800 0284419
- Standard Life – www.standardlife.co.uk/civilservice [External website)
Tel. 0800 333304
Members must contact their pension adminstration. See Helplines. Please note that Equitable Life is closed to new members.
You can, alternatively or in addition to the choices above, contribute to a stakeholder pension. The www.standardlife.co.uk/civilservice. [External website]
Alternatively you can go to a provider of your own choice but you won’t be able to contribute via payroll.
It was possible, up to 29 February 2008, to buy ‘added years’ of service. If you have an existing added years contract and want to know more about it, please contact your pension administrator.
*Booklets and leaflets are also available from your pensions administrator – see under Pensions helpline for contact details.