Will the changes apply to me?

In the Department for Communities consultation it is proposed that revised protections are extended to cover all members who were in active scheme membership on or before 31 March 2012 and have membership in the CARE schemes (without a 5 year break) after 31 March 2015.  

If you left the scheme before 1 April 2015 you built up benefits in the final salary scheme only. These changes will not affect your pension.

If you joined the scheme after 31 March 2015 you will have built up benefits in the CARE scheme only.  These changes will not affect your pension.