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Document If I have two or more NHS jobs, do I have to take a 24 hour break from all of them when I retire?

Whether you need to have a break in all of your NHS jobs will depend on which section of the scheme you are retiring from.

If you are part of the 1995 section of the scheme and you have two or more concurrent pensionable jobs in the NHS you are only required to retire for at least 24 hours in one of them provided that the remaining jobs total 16 hours a week or less. However, you must cease to be pensionable in all your other jobs.

If you are part of the 2008 section or 2015 scheme you must stop work in all your jobs for at least 24 hours to qualify for all your retirement benefits. A 24 hour break is not required if you partially retire through Draw Down.

You can view the Member Guides on our website.

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