Upon receipt of a pension sharing order
If a Court Order to share pension rights is received, a one-off payment of £350.00 + VAT must be paid by the ex-spouse of the scheme member before it is implemented. The fee is made up as follows:
Method of payment
SYPA must be in receipt of the fee before any order is implemented. This can be accomplished by either of the following methods:
The ex-spouse should notify SYPA of the intended or preferred method as soon possible after a splitting/sharing order has been issued.
Pension credit members
If you are the recipient of a Pension Credit following a divorce or dissolution of civil partnership and want to know more about this type of benefit please download our pension sharing booklet which contains information about when benefits come into payment and other options you need to be aware of. Alternatively please visit the LGPS website.