The HSC Pension Scheme allows you to apply to transfer previous rights into the HSC Pension Scheme subject to meeting time limits and HMRC approval.

If you have been a member of another pension scheme you can apply to transfer your pension rights into the HSC Pension Scheme to buy additional membership.

Important notice: If you have been a member of the NHS Pension Schemes elsewhere in the UK it is important to note that your benefits will not transfer automatically to the Scheme.  You must apply in writing to HSC Pension Service for a transfer to be made.  The scheme that these are transferred into will depend on which scheme you were in and how long ago you left that scheme.

Any pension rights transferred in will increase the amount of membership that you have and will therefore increase your benefits in the HSC Pension Scheme. Transferred in benefits will be treated in the same way as our HSC Scheme pension benefits.

If you complete a transfer in from a Club scheme on or after 28 January 2015 then any growth in HSC Pension benefits arising from a pensionable pay increase, because of the move between Club schemes, will be taken into account when calculating the pension input amount for Annual Allowance purposes.  Any adjustment to HSC pension benefits because of differences between the HSC Pension Scheme and the transferring Club scheme will not be included.

Important notice: A transfer can only proceed on Club terms if the gap between leaving the sending scheme and joining the receiving scheme is less than five years. If the gap is more than five years then the transfer must be completed on non-Club terms.

More information about Club transfers is given in the Transfers In Guide and Application Pack

 1995 Section
Any pension rights transferred in will increase the amount of membership that you have and will therefore increase your benefits in the HSC Pension Scheme.   Transferred in benefits will be treated in the same way as our HSC Pension Scheme benefit
 2008 Section
Any pension rights transferred in will increase the amount of membership that you have and will therefore increase your benefits in the HSC Pension Scheme.   Transferred in benefits will be treated in the same way as our HSC Pension Scheme benefit
 2015 Section
Any pension rights transferred in will increase the amount of membership that you have and will therefore increase your benefits in the HSC Pension Scheme.   Transferred in benefits will be treated in the same way as our HSC Pension Scheme benefit

Important notice: A transitional member (a member of the 2015 Scheme who is also a member of the 1995/2008 Scheme) retains the right to apply for a transfer into the 1995 or 2008 section if the application is made within 12 months of being eligible to join the 1995 or 2008 section respectively.

If you wish to apply to transfer previous rights into the HSC Pension Scheme you will need to read and complete the  Transfer In Guide and Application Pack which is available to download or you can request one from your employer.

The following link takes you to the Civil Service pension scheme website where you can find general information and guides about the Club: http://www.civilservicepensionscheme.org.uk/