change in circs

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  • #21316
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    My first posting, so thought i’d ask an easy one!

    What is the effective date of change for an increase in a Civil Service Pension, ie NHS?

    I think it is the first of April, as civil service pensions are index linked, and so the increase is effective from 01/04, due to the two changes in one benefit week rule.

    My colleagues are saying otherwise, not sure if i should stick to my guns!

    #4997
    Anonymous
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    I believe that they go up on the first Monday of the fiscal year, like pensions in the local government pension scheme. If that’s the case it should be applied to the claim from the Monday after (so the same date as you do War Pension upratings).

    However, I’m willing to be corrected…

    #4998
    Anonymous
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    I agree with Jimbo!

    #4999
    Anonymous
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    From the Civil Service Pensioners’ Alliance (www.cspa.co.uk):

    “The September RPI determines the pension increase for the following April. Therefore, from 09 April 2007 both state retirement and Civil Service pensions will increase by 3.6%.”

    So, COC on the 9th April 2007 (1st Monday after the start of the fiscal year), the pension is not a benefit under the benefits Act so doesn’t get caught under reg 42 (8 ) so isn’t taken back to the 1st/3rd April like DLA etc., so has to be applied from the Monday after (this year 16.04.07).

    That’s how we’ve come to our dates.

    #5000
    Anonymous
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    If it is indeed the 9th I’ve changed my vote!!

    #5001
    Anonymous
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    Thank you both for your replies, i guess i’ll be using the monday after the actual effective date of increase in future then!

    Not sure why i thought it should be the first april, but there you go.

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