Keeping you informed
How we keep in touch with you depends on what type of member you are. You can find more details on how we will do this in the section of the site relevant to you.
- Currently paying into the Pension Scheme
- No longer paying in but not yet getting a pension from the Pension Scheme
- Getting a pension from the Pension Scheme
Don't forget to keep in touch with us and contact us if you move house.
Retirement Planning Course
Planning for retirement and choosing to take payment of your LGPS benefits is an important decision for you to make in the future. It is important that you plan your retirement carefully and understand the choices that are available to you as a LGPS member.
The staff of the Greater Gwent (Torfaen) Pension Fund are not able to provide financial advice. However members can get help in planning for their retirement through attending the Affinity Connect pre-retirement course. The course covers the key aspects for retirement planning including changes to your lifestyle and income needs, state benefits, taxation and estate planning and the choices you may need to consider for yourself and your dependents.
Our LGPS members who have attended the course previously have told us they have found the course both useful and informative to help them plan for their retirement.
You can download an information leaflet from their website which tells you more about what is covered during the course.
You do not have to be employed by one of the local authorities to be able to attend, as the courses are open to all members of the Greater Gwent (Torfaen) Pension Fund.
You can book your place on the course by completing the booking form and returning it to Affinity Connect.