Information for members of the Firefighters' Pension Scheme

How to obtain information about the current Firefighters' 2015 and closed 1992, 2006 Pension Schemes.

Pensions - Matthews Remedy exercise - Urgent message

In order to ensure that we have located up to date addresses for members in scope for the Matthews Remedy, the team have undertaken a tracing exercise. Target Professional Services may therefore contact you (via letter or email) requesting that you confirm that they have contacted the correct person and for you to call them and verify your details. This is a genuine correspondence requested by the team, and we would be grateful for your assistance with this.

For information, the email should come from an email with the ending “” and request that you call 0800 988 1255 or 01243 601333.

Please note, you may not receive a letter from Target, even if you are in scope for the Matthews Remedy. This would just indicate that they are confident with the address details we hold for you.

Although the Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (FPS 2015) is administered locally, it is a national statutory public service scheme, with the benefits set out in regulations passed through parliament.

You can find information via the following link about benefits available from the:

  • Closed Firefighters’ Pension Scheme 1992 (FPS 1992)
  • Closed new Firefighters’ Pension Scheme 2006 (NFPS 2006)/The Modified (RDS) Scheme 2006
  • Current Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (FPS 2015):
View pension information (West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service) (external link)

Closed FPS 1992, NFPS 2006 and The Modified (RDS) 2006 schemes

The Firefighters’ Pension Scheme 1992 and New Firefighters’ Pension Scheme/The Modified (RDS) Scheme 2006 are closed schemes as of 31 March 2022. This means they are not open to new entrants or contributions. Legacy benefits accrued from these schemes are protected.

For previous members of these schemes the web pages include information about:

  • pensionable pay
  • absence periods
  • changes in circumstance
  • tax
  • how to take your pension
  • how to update your contact and address details
  • how to take or transfer your pension benefits.

FPS 2015

Information about the McCloud/Sargeant remedy can be found on the FPS England website (see 2015 Remedy - Your questions answered - FPS England - Version 2).

Member Portal

Members can access their information online via a new secure Member Portal:

Access the Member Portal (Hampshire Pension Services) (external link)

Once you have registered to use it, the portal allows you to:

  • check that your details are correct and up to date
  • add or amend an 'expression of wish' for payment of a death grant
  • change your address, name or marital status
  • securely view Annual Benefit Statements.
Last updated:
22 January 2024
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