Help Centre for Employers

Who is eligible for a short service refund?

Employees who have joined a workplace pension scheme after the 1 October 2015 and have passed their opt out window of one calendar month will not be able to apply for a refund due to changes in legislation.

For employees who joined the scheme prior to 1st October 2015, they may be able to request a short service refund to the value of their own contributions (the law prevents us from offering this option to new joiners on/from 1st October 2015). It should be noted that a short service refund only relates to the employee contributions and will be subject to tax. Contributions made by the employer or under a salary sacrifice agreement cannot be refunded.

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