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For members of the Local Government Pension Scheme in Scotland

Buy extra pension calculator



You can only pay additional pension contributions to boost your pension if you are in the main section of the LGPS. The maximum amount of additional pension you can buy is £7,294. You can spread the cost of buying extra pension by making regular payments from your salary or you can pay by lump sum. If you pay tax, you will get tax relief on the additional contributions you make.


Personal details

* Denotes a required field

The allowed age range for this field is 16 - 74.
Sorry, you cannot buy extra pension if you are in the 50/50 section.

How do you want to pay?* - This is a required field


Payment details

You can use this calculator in two ways – you either enter how much you want to pay or how much extra pension you want to buy.



Total extra pension £
Years of agreement
Cost to you before tax relief £
Cost to your employer £
Total cost £
Extra pension bought each year of agreement £
Your Normal Pension Age (NPA) 65
Based on a cost of £ (before tax relief) per £100 of extra pension.

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Apply for extra pension

To apply for an extra pension APC based on the quote above complete the personal details below, check the box to confirm you have read the terms and conditions then print and send your application form.


To enter a digital signature and date click on 'sign and download application'. Alternatively, please print and complete the application and send to your pension fund.


Next steps

You should now send the application form to your local pension fund.

Your local pension fund will let you know if they require you to submit a medical report before your application can be accepted.

If your employer has agreed to meet some of the cost, you must get their written agreement and submit this with your application form. The agreement should detail the amount of pension you are buying and how much they will pay.

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