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Document I have membership in more than section/Scheme of the NHS pension. Can I claim benefits from one and continue to pay into the other section/scheme?

If you have deferred membership in the 1995 Section and are contributing to the 2008 Section, you can claim the 1995 Section benefits and continue to pay into the 2008 Section of the Scheme. You do not need to take a 24 hour break from your current NHS job or restrict your working hours.

If you have membership in the 1995 Section and 2015 Scheme, you will no longer be able to contribute to the 2015 Scheme once you have claimed your 1995 Section and/or 2015 Scheme benefits. The exception to this is if you have a break of more than 5 years between the 2 schemes. In this scenario you can claim your deferred 1995 Section benefits and continue to pay into the 2015 Scheme without the need for a 24 hour break. There is also no restriction in your working hours.

If you have deferred membership in the 1995 Section and 2008 Section membership which is linked to the 2015 Scheme, you can continue paying into the 2015 Scheme after claiming benefits from the 1995 Section. A 24 hour break is not required after claiming the 1995 Section benefits, but is required when claiming the 2008 Section/2015 Scheme benefits.

If you have deferred membership in both the 1995 and 2008 Sections and membership in the 2015 Scheme, you can continue paying into the 2015 Scheme after claiming benefits from the 1995 and 2008 Sections. A 24 hour break is not required and there is no restriction on your working hours.

If you have membership in the 2008 Section and the 2015 Scheme, you can continue paying into the 2015 Scheme after claiming   the 2008/2015  benefits.  However, you must have a 24 hour break before returning to NHS employment.

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