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					                                                                           July 2010


Dear Member

                   LOCAL GOVERNMENT PENSION SCHEME
                  COMBINED ANNUAL BENEFIT STATEMENTS

Each year the Rhondda Cynon Taf Pension Fund provides scheme members with an
annual benefit statement.

We would like to include information about your State Pension in the next Annual
Benefit Statement that we send. This will give you a clear picture of the income you
are likely to receive in retirement and help you decide whether you need to save
more.

The law requires that the Pension Fund ensures that you do not object before we
exchange information with The Pension Service, part of the Department for Work and
Pensions.

So that The Pension Service can identify the correct National Insurance account we
will give them your:

   surname or family name;
   first name or initial;
   sex;
   date of birth;
   national insurance number; and

The Pension Service will then provide the Pension Fund with:

   an estimate of the amount of State Pension you may get at State Pension age,
    based on your contribution record so far;
   an estimate of the amount your State Pension is likely to be when you reach
    State Pension age.
   the earliest age at which you can receive your State Pension.

We will use the information we get from The Pension Service to send you a forecast
of your State Pension entitlement, combined with your Local Government Pension
Scheme entitlement. We will continue to send you forecasts for as long as you are a
member of the pension scheme. The information will not be used for any other
purpose.

If you are happy for us to exchange the information shown above with the Pension
Service, you do not need to do anything.
If you do not want to receive a State Pension forecast please write to Rhondda
Cynon Taf County Borough Council, Pension Section, Bronwydd, Porth, Rhondda,
CF39 9DL by 27th of August 2010.

You will still receive your next annual benefit statement, but it will not include any
information about the State Pension.

Whatever you decide, if you change your mind at a later date you should contact the
Pensions Section as soon as possible.


Pension Review
Please find the enclosed supplementary information in relation to the recent
announcement from the Government that it intends to review future pension provision
and possible changes to current arrangements.
The pension fund will communicate these changes when further details are made
available.

Nominated Cohabiting Partners
For information on whether your partner qualifies for pension benefits please read the
information enclosed.




Yours sincerely




David J Williams
Pensions Communication Manager
Helpdesk Tel # 01443 680611
Email Address: pensions@rhondda-cynon-taff.gov.uk
Website Address: www.rctpensions.org.uk

				
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