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If you held Special Class or MHO status and have transitioned to the 2015 Scheme your normal pension age will show as age 60 on the 1995 tab of your Total Reward Statement (TRS). You will still be able to claim your 1995 Section pension benefits at age 55 subject to the usual special class / MHO criteria being met. The estimated figures are correct.

For Special Class members, in order to retire at age 55 a member must have spent the whole of the last five years pensionable employment in a health service scheme as a Special Class member. Breaks in employment will be ignored when assessing this period but the last five years of pensionable membership must be as a Special Class member in order to retire from age 55. A member must be in a Special Class post immediately prior to retirement regardless of the fact that they have moved to the 2015 Section of the Scheme.

For MHO members, in order to retire at age 55 a member 20 years under MHO membership and still be in a pensionable MHO employment immediately prior to retirement regardless of the fact that they have moved to the 2015 Section of the Scheme.