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    • Trying to be good
    • By Trying to be good 9th Feb 18, 3:32 PM
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    Trying to be good
    Civil Service Ill-Health Pension - Classic/alpha
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    • 9th Feb 18, 3:32 PM
    Civil Service Ill-Health Pension - Classic/alpha 9th Feb 18 at 3:32 PM
    Hello

    Is there anyone here who knows much about the CIvil Service Pension schemes, in my case specifically ill-health retirement from the alpha scheme with a load of banked (pre-Apr15 service) in Classic? I think MyCSP have calculated everything (literally everything) wrong but they haven't provided much detail yet.

    I have acute anxiety so my head doesn't work stuff through anywhere near as clearly as it used to. That's why I'm ill-health retired.

    Thank you
    Mortgage Free in Three T4; target to clear (or offset) mortgage by 25 Jan 19
    £17,800 for a target Mortgage balance of £NOTHING
    £61,000 of a £20,000 target Cash ISAs
    £2,000 of a £6,000 target Savings
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    • Kynthia
    • By Kynthia 10th Feb 18, 10:11 AM
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    • 10th Feb 18, 10:11 AM
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    • 10th Feb 18, 10:11 AM
    Have you officially complained to MyCSP as a different department review your case? You have to ensure you address your query to the complaints manager?

    If you have and you're still not happy, have you tried going to the pension advisory service?

    Are you a member of a union as they usually have a pension specialist at their head office. I'm pretty sure PCS have someone.
    Don't listen to me, I'm no expert!
    • Trying to be good
    • By Trying to be good 10th Feb 18, 1:38 PM
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    • 10th Feb 18, 1:38 PM
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    • 10th Feb 18, 1:38 PM
    Thank you

    I've already had to raise a complaint about them not treating the first complaint as a complaint about the figures (they'd also got the payment date wrong on the notification). I don't know if they're now treating it as IDRP or otherwise. Until they've finished their complaints process I can't take it to the Ombudsman, I'm not a union member but have a potential legal claim against the Civil Service over the dismissal and an awaiting the outcome of an Injury Benefit claim. It's one big mess.

    I can't work out the alpha figure they've come up with, nor the Classic figure which is complex as I was buying added years in the old scheme.
    Mortgage Free in Three T4; target to clear (or offset) mortgage by 25 Jan 19
    £17,800 for a target Mortgage balance of £NOTHING
    £61,000 of a £20,000 target Cash ISAs
    £2,000 of a £6,000 target Savings
    • Indebted2U
    • By Indebted2U 16th Feb 18, 4:37 PM
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    • 16th Feb 18, 4:37 PM
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    • 16th Feb 18, 4:37 PM
    Hi Trying To Be Good

    I've got a fair amount of experience with the CSPS as I am going through the same ill health process and have had the joy of trying to deal with MyCSP. I also have the classic/alpha situation to deal with and have had to get MySCP to review my figures, when their calculations differed from mine. I'm not too bad at the calculations so happy to try and help if I can. I also have an injury benefit claim going through, which is a very slow process.
    Last edited by Indebted2U; 16-02-2018 at 4:44 PM.
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