Early retirement: a pension is payable after a member, aged 55 or beyond, has served as a police officer or firefighter for at least 10 years, but less than 20 years. Survivor benefits will be provided to the spouse for life and dependent children to age 19. Annuity: a fixed income amount payable over the entire lifetime of a member (and/or spouse, depending upon the option declared at retirement). Annuity: a fixed income amount payable over the entire lifetime of a member (and/or spouse, depending upon the option declared at retirement). A member is eligible to receive normal retirement benefits under this plan after completing 20 years of service and attainment of age 55.

a fixed income amount payable over the entire lifetime of a member (and/or spouse, depending upon the option declared at retirement). It is not intended to provide you with financial advice. Although under the CARE 2015 Scheme accrual is not all based on ultimate final earnings at retirement as it is in the earlier schemes, as described in FAQ number 2 above, each year of accrual under the CARE 2015 Scheme is subject to annual increases in value. *to a maximum benefit at $2,500 per month, Survivor Benefit: Member Eligible for a Pension. Someone joining the force and the CARE 2015 Scheme at the age of 30 and earning an initial salary of £21,000 in his or her first year would pay contributions at the rate of 12.44% under Tier 1 which would total £2,612. The 2015 CARE scheme remains a very good pension scheme, and is favourable compared to most other pension schemes, both in the public sector and those in the private sector. Some specific provisions relating to the pension benefit are: The normal retirement benefit is 50 percent of the base salary of a non-probationary police officer at each campus on the date of retirement. Even if, at some point in the future, changes are made in respect of future accrual, benefits accrued before the change will be protected.

Solicitors do not have a right to attend these meetings, Assistance in misconduct or unsatisfactory performance and attendance cases, Legal advice in pursuit of a civil claim for damages against a third person if you are injured on or off duty as a result of a third party’s negligence, Legal assistance in Criminal Injury Compensation Claims and appeals, Legal advice and assistance on any matter connected with your occupation, including discrimination claims, Legal representation if you are accused, or charged with criminal or road traffic offences arising out of police duty, Legal assistance to pursue a claim for defamation arising out of your duty as a police officer if the need arises, Assistance in police pension appeals, or other matters of general principle. If a married member dies having satisfied the age and service requirements for retirement benefits from the pension plan, the surviving spouse will be entitled to receive a lifetime income equal to the survivor pension the spouse would have received if the member's pension had commenced the day before death.