Divorce or dissolution of civil partnership can affect your NHS pension.
The court treats the value of pension benefits as an asset and may make an order to share the value of this asset between the parties involved.
Before you apply
Read the factsheets for more information about the possible impact on your pension:
Pensions on divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership (PDF: 123KB)Charges of the administration of pension sharing orders (PDF: 131KB)
You can read the schedule of charges (PDF: 244KB) to see if a charge is applicable.
How to apply
To apply for a Cash Equivalent Transfer Value (CETV) for this purpose complete form Pensions on divorce or dissolution of civil partnership application CETV request (PD1) (PDF: 206KB) and send to NHS Pensions.
If you're an active member, or you left within the last 12 months, you must also ask your employer to complete form Pay details request form (PD2) (PDF: 167KB). When completed, send this with the PD1 to NHS Pensions. The address is on the form.
NHS Pensions will process your request within 3 months of receipt, if required a CETV can be issued within 6 weeks for a fee.