How and when is my pension paid?

Your pension is paid directly into your bank account, using the banks automated clearing system (BACS).  Your pension will be paid on a monthly basis and is taxable.

It will be paid on the last working day of every month as follows

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2016-2017 Pension pay dates
29 April 2016 31 October 2016
31 May 2016 30 November 2016
30 June 2016 30 December 2016
29 July 2016 31 January 2017
31 August 2016 28 February 2017
30 September 2016 31 March 2017


If you live abroad it may take a few extra days for your pension to clear into your overseas bank account, therefore it is likely that your pension will be received a few days after the dates specified above.

You will receive a P60 at the end of each tax year, which will show you the amount of pension you have received and the tax deducted.

For information on payslips please view when will I receive a payslip.

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