Annual Pension review
The pensions increase from 8 April 2019 for those eligible for the full increase is 2.4 per cent.
Sign up for the online member self-service link to your pension details, and take responsibility for keeping your personal details up to date.
You can log in to access your pension information.
View monthly pension pay advice and end of year P60 details
How to register and log in
Do you have the activation key? Register for My Oxfordshire Pension with your activation key
- Go to https://oxfordshire.pensiondetails.co.uk
- You can find the login button in the top right-hand corner.
- Find and click on ‘complete your registration’
- You should be on page ‘Activate your account’
- Complete your details - use your activation key
- Create your own log in credentials
- Click register
You should now see your pension details
- Follow the details with our quick picture guide (pdf format, 507Kb)
Contact us if you have any questions.
Changing your personal details
You need to contact us when you change your personal details, including your address, bank details or marital status.
Alternatively, register for the My Oxfordshire Pension where you will be able to login and keep your address or payment details up to date .
If you forget to inform us of any change and your old bank returns your pension or your pension advice slip is sent back, we will suspend payment of your pension until you confirm your new address and bank account details.
If you retire abroad, the Oxfordshire Pension Fund may be able to pay your pension using Western Union to arrange payment in the local currency. Contact Pension Services to find out about these arrangements.
We will pay your monthly pension to your bank account on the last banking day of each month.
2019/2020 pay dates
- Tuesday 30 April
- Friday 31 May
- Friday 28 June
- Wednesday 31 July
- Friday 30 August
- Monday 30 September
- Thursday 31 October
- Friday 29 November
- Tuesday 31 December
- Friday 31 January
- Friday 28 February
- Tuesday 31 March
Pension payments and payslips
We continue to post a pension pay/advice slip to your home address if your pension payment to the bank differs by more than £1 when compared to the previous month. An advantage to registering for My Oxfordshire Pension is you can see a ‘payslip’ every month.
Pensioner's annual newsletter
We will load the newsletter to the online link for all our pensioners, and for pensioners who have registered to keep paper notification we will post a copy to home addresses.
Along with general information about your pension the newsletter carries details about any cost of living adjustment that may be due to the pension.
Frequently asked questions
Do I need to tell you if I return to work?
If you decide to return to work, you must inform us as soon as possible. The Oxfordshire Pension Fund or your previous employer may need to make an adjustment to your pension, or there may be differences to your future entitlement.
If you retired under the 2014 Scheme, there is no current earnings restriction, but having a pension already may change a future LGPS entitlement.
For earlier retirements the Pension Fund can use its discretion on whether to apply earnings restrictions against future employments. A Discretionary policy must be published and reviewed. The current policy does not apply restrictions when new employment began after 1 January 2011. If reemployment started before that date please ensure you advise Pension Services when your circumstances change.
However if we pay you a compensatory pension with your LGPS pension, it is your former employer who decides if your compensatory pension needs adjusting. They too should have a policy which they publish and review regularly.
If you are receiving a short-term ill health pension (Tier three) you must contact your former employer when you take any other employment. Your continued entitlement to the pension is dependent on the employer’s assessment of your ability to take on any ‘gainful employment’ work.
Is my pension income taxable?
Your annual pension is a taxable income. We will deduct tax based on your tax code Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) send to us. If HMRC have not yet sent a tax code, we will use an interim code.
How do I find out about more about income tax and my pension?
If you have any questions about your income tax, please do not contact Pension Services. You should contact the tax office direct.
Residents in Scotland are under Scottish taxation. Your tax code will start with an S. This shows you pay tax at the Scottish rate. You will find more information on this website https://www.gov.uk/scottish-income-tax
Residents in Wales will be under Welsh taxation from 6 April 2019. Your tax code will start with an C. This shows you pay tax at the Welsh rate. You will find more information on this website https://www.gov.uk/welsh-income-tax
National fraud initiative - fair processing notice
Every two years our pensioner payroll is matched with secure national computer systems to check payments are only going to eligible pensioners.
The Cabinet Office currently requires us to participate in its anti-fraud initiative. For this initiative, we provide details of pensioners so that they can be compared to information provided by other public bodies.
This will ensure, for example, that no pensions are being paid to persons who are deceased or no longer entitled, and that pension income is being declared in housing benefit applications.
Sometimes wrong payments are made because of a genuine error. Nationally, previous exercises have uncovered instances of pensioners receiving too little pension, resulting in an increased payment to pensioners. These exercises, therefore, help promote the best use of public funds.
This is our formal notice to you about this regular process, you do not need to contact us about it. We may contact you again in the future if the exercise suggests you are not receiving the correct amount of pension.