Pension Attachment Orders are orders made by courts. They allocate pension rights to the former partner, which are paid when the member claims their pension.

Pension Attachment Orders are also known as Earmarking.

The court can order that the former partner receives all or part of the members:

  • NHS pension
  • NHS lump sum retirement allowance
  • NHS benefits bought by Additional Voluntary Contributions.

When the court grants an order against a member’s NHS pension it must be sent to us to action.

If the member transfers their pension out of the NHS, the order will also be transferred to the receiving scheme. We’ll keep the former partner informed of any transfer.

Read more information on Pensions on Divorce or Dissolution of a civil partnership on our website.