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Document What is the process of applying for Additional Pension?

The process for applying for Additional Pension is as follows:
  • After getting a quote from the Additional Pension calculator found here click the create form button which will give you an AP1 form pre populated with the quote details to print off.
     
  • You will need to fill in the rest of the details requested in Part A of the form, sign and date it and then submit the form to your current NHS Employer within 6 weeks of your application date, which is the date you obtained the quote and is shown on the AP1 form, or before your next birthday if that is earlier.
     
  • Your NHS Employer will fill in Part B and then forward your application to NHS Pensions. 
     
  • Once the form is received by NHS Pensions we aim to respond within 4 weeks.
If your application is accepted and you are paying by a one off lump sum, an AP3 acceptance letter will be sent to both you and your employer. You have one month from the issue of the AP3 to pay the lump sum amount to your employer, otherwise the application will be rejected. Your employer will be instructed to email nhsbsa.apconfirmpayment@nhs.net within one month of the AP3 acceptance letter being issued, to confirm when the payment has been received. If your employer does not send this email confirmation, your application will be rejected.

If your application is accepted and you are paying by monthly instalments, an AP4 acceptance letter will be sent to both you and your employer for monthly payments to begin.

If your application is rejected, an AP5 rejection letter will be sent to both you and your employer to confirm that the Additional Pension application has been rejected.
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