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How do my benefits increase with the cost of living?

Your benefits are held in your ex-spouse/ex-civil partner 's pension fund where they increase in value every year, until payment. Your pension will continue to receive cost of living increases every year, as it is paid to you: as the cost of living increases, so will your benefits.

LGPS pensions increase every April in line with the cost of living.

Although pensions are increased in April, they are based on the rise in the cost of living over the 12 months leading to the previous September.

Pension Increases over recent years

Date of increase Increase (%)

9 April 2012

11 April 2011

5.2

3.1

6 April 2009 5.0
7 April 2008 3.9
9 April 2007 3.6
10 April 2006 2.7
11 April 2005 3.1
12 April 2004 2.8
7 April 2003 1.7
8 April 2002 1.7
9 April 2001 3.3
10 April 2000 1.1
12 April 1999 3.2

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