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    • MS_Boffin
    • By MS_Boffin 8th Mar 18, 1:01 PM
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    MPAA Trigger Question
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    MPAA Trigger Question 8th Mar 18 at 1:01 PM
    I am in full time employment, contributing to my company's DC pension scheme and to a SIPP. I recently turned 60 at which point I received a lump sum and a pension from a DB pension scheme (final salaries) from a previous employment. The rules for the DB scheme did not allow me to defer the pension; I had to take it at 60. Does the fact I am in receipt of a DB pension affect the maximum contributions I can make to my occupational and SIPP schemes .... or can I still contribute up to 40,000 per year? I tried to find the answer but none of the documents I read made much sense to someone who is not a financial expert!
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    • Linton
    • By Linton 8th Mar 18, 1:13 PM
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    The MPAA is only triggered by taking flexible benefits from a DC scheme. Taking a DB pension doesnt give rise to any problems. This is stated in many places on the net - see here for example.
    • Brynsam
    • By Brynsam 8th Mar 18, 1:19 PM
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    Then link in the post above is aimed at advisers. You might find info aimed at self-confessed non financial experts easier to digest. Try this: https://www.pensionsadvisoryservice.org.uk/news/the-money-purchase-annual-allowance-is-dropping-to-4000-how-does-it-affect
    • MS_Boffin
    • By MS_Boffin 11th Mar 18, 2:31 PM
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    Thanks Linton & Brynsam for your reassuring answers.
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