When can I take my benefits?
The normal pension age for people that left the scheme after 31 March 2014 is their State Pension age. You can check your State Pension age on GOV.UK The earliest you can take your pension, is age 55 but your benefits may be reduced because your pension will be paid for longer. How much your deferred pension benefits are reduced by will depend on how early you take them. The current early retirement reduction factors can be found on the Local Government Association’s (LGA) website.
You must take your benefits before your 75th birthday.