What are the benefits?
Your pension is based on your total membership and your career average pay. The example below shows how your pension is calculated by dividing your career average pay into 80ths and multiplying this figure by your total membership to give you your annual pension.
The lump sum automatically paid on retirement is three times your annual pension and is tax-free. Like your pension, it is based on your career average pay and your total membership. The calculation for the lump sum is 3/80ths of your career average pay for every year of total membership. When you draw your benefits you will be able to exchange some of your pension to receive a bigger tax-free lump sum.