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This will depend on which scheme you are part of.  The information below shows both the Normal Pension and the Minimum Pension Age for the NHS Pension schemes.
 
The Normal Pension Age is the age at which you can take your pension in full without reduction.
 
Depending on when you contributed to the scheme you may be able to take early retirement and claim your pension before this age at a reduced rate.  The earliest you can take your pension is known as your Minimum Pension Age. 
 
For members of the 1995 section:
  • Normal Pension Age is 60, or 55 if you have Special Class (SC) or Mental Health Officer (MHO) status. 
     
  • If you left the NHS pension scheme on or before the 30 March 2000 you do not have the option to take early retirement.
     
  • If you had membership between 31 March 2000 and 5 April 2006 your Minimum Pension Age is 50, however, if your membership became deferred and you then returned to the NHS Pension and joined the 2008 Section your Minimum Pension Age is 55.
     
  • If your membership only started on or after 6 April 2006 your Minimum Pension Age is 55.
 
For members of the 2008 Scheme:
  • Normal Pension Age is 65.
     
  • Minimum Pension Age is 55.
 
For members of the 2015 Scheme:
  • Normal Pension Age is equal to an your State Pension Age or age 65 if that is later. 
     
  • Minimum Pension Age is 55.
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