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Document Why is there one year missing at the start of my membership?

If you started working for the NHS before 6 April 1988, you may have served a ‘waiting period’ of two years before becoming eligible to pay pension contributions to the Scheme.

This two year waiting period was served by employees who were not employed in administrative, professional or clerical grades, such as manual workers.

Employees who served the full two years waiting period were credited with one year of membership in the Scheme. The two year waiting period was abolished from 6 April 1988. Anyone who was already serving a two year waiting period on that date was automatically made pensionable unless they opted out and any part of the waiting period already served reckons at half its length.
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