This factsheet provides information on how a members SOCPF benefit is treated on divorce.

Opting out

This factsheet provides information you should consider before making a decision to opt out of the SOCPF.

Linked Fund Membership

This factsheet provides information on the Inter Fund Linking rules for members who have continuous service in both the SCPF and SOCPF.

Part-time working

This factsheet provides information for members of the SOCPF on the effect of a change in contractual hours has on SOCPF pension benefits.

Adult Dependants

These factsheets provide the information you need if you want to nominate an adult dependant (other than a spouse or civil partner) to receive pension benefits in the event of your death.

SOCPF Adult Dependant factsheet for active members

SOCPF Adult Dependant factsheet for deferred and pensioner members

Tax status

This factsheet provides information on your tax status in relation to your membership of the SOCPF.


This factsheet contains the information you should read if you are considering transferring pension benefits out of the SOCPF.

Pension Scams

Important - This guide has been published by The Pensions Regulator (TPR) warning individuals of the potential risks of transferring their pensions in certain circumstances.

view the guide.

Factsheets for pensioners

Living outside the UK factsheet - If you are living outside the UK, or are considering moving abroad, there are several aspects to consider in connection with your SOCPF pension. This factsheet aims to give you the information you need together with the answers to frequently asked questions.

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SOCPF Library

The following SOCPF documents are available to download

Frequently Asked Questions

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