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Postponing Your Retirement

What if I continue my Councillor duties after my normal pension age?

If you continue your Councillor duties after your normal pension age you will continue to pay into the Scheme, building up further benefits. We will pay your pension when you retire, or when you reach the eve of your 75th birthday, whichever occurs first. If you draw your pension after your normal pension age, it will be increased from your normal pension age to reflect the fact that it will be paid for a shorter time. Your pension has to be paid by your 75th birthday.

Can I defer drawing my pension?

You may choose to defer drawing your pension even though you have stopped being a Councillor.  However, your pension must be paid by age 75.