# What does pre 88 GMP mean?

## What does pre 88 GMP mean?

Guaranteed Minimum Pension elements

From 6 April 1988 changes in legislation meant the Guaranteed Minimum Pension elements before and after this date are calculated in different ways. In pensions’ terminology, scheme service from 6 April 1978 to 5 April 1988 is known as Pre-88 GMP, and service from 6 April 1988 until 5 April 1997 is known as Post-88 GMP.

### What does GMP age mean?

What is a Guaranteed Minimum Pension ( GMP )? A GMP is a minimum pension that a workplace pension scheme normally provides. It only applies to people who were contracted out of the Additional State Pension from 6 April 1978 to 5 April 1997.

**Does pre 88 GMP increases in payment?**

On or after 6 April 2016 – The Government will no longer pay any appropriate increases relating to pre or post 6 April 1988 GMP along with the State Pension.

**Does GMP affect my state pension?**

There is a link between the GMP and the additional State Pension in that, when a person reaches pensionable age, the total amount of GMP is subtracted from the total amount of additional state pension built up between 1978 and 1997, and any net amount is paid. This is referred to as a ‘contracted-out deduction’.

## Does GMP count towards lifetime allowance?

What impact does GMP equalisation have on the Lifetime Allowance? If you receive a GMP equalisation payment and some or all of that payment should have been paid from the date you retired, the % of LTA you’ve used up in the Scheme will be recalculated.

### What is a GMP step up?

However, when the man reaches the GMP pension age for men (65), in this particular case the scheme gives him a “step–up” equal to the revaluation on the GMP element of his pension between 55 and 65.

**What does GMP mean NHS pension?**

Guaranteed Minimum Pension

GMP is the least amount you’ll get from your pension scheme by law if you worked between 6 April 1978 and 5 April 1997.

**Can you transfer GMP to a personal pension?**

Transfer to a Personal Pension Scheme If GMP rights are transferred the transfer payment must be of an amount at least equal to the cash equivalent of the employee’s accrued rights to GMP . Any LRP paid is refunded.

## How will GMP Equalisation affect my pension?

The value of members’ pensions will not go down as a result of GMP equalisation. Any underpayment from previous payments made will also need to be equalised, and some members may be due a back payment.

### Can you take a lump sum from a GMP pension?

A GMP must always be paid out through an annuity, providing an income from the pension for the rest of your life. You cannot take a tax-free lump sum directly from a guaranteed minimum pension (even though GMP benefits can be counted as part of any calculation of how much tax-free cash you’re allowed).

**How do I calculate my GMP?**

calculate GMP earned before 6 April 1988 by dividing the total pre 1988 revalued earnings factors by:

- the total number of years in working life (from 6 April 1978 or, if later, 6 April before 16th birthday)
- multiplied by 25%
- divided by 52.

**What age is GMP payable?**

Guaranteed minimum pension (GMP) is a defined benefit. This means it is a specific amount of pension and is payable at age 60 for females and 65 for males. The amount payable is calculated by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and does not depend on investment return.

## Is GMP the same as Cope?

Your GMP will be about the same as the COPE for benefits earned before 1997. If you are in a defined benefit scheme, the benefit you earned in your scheme after 1997 is likely to be more valuable than the COPE.

### How does GMP affect my NHS pension?

Your GMP amount is the same as what you would get if you had been in the State Earnings Related Pension Scheme (SERPS). Your pension will: usually be more than the guaranteed minimum. include your GMP amount, it is not an extra amount to be paid.

**How is GMP pension calculated?**

calculate GMP earned before 6 April 1988 by dividing the total pre 1988 revalued earnings factors by: the total number of years in working life (from 6 April 1978 or, if later, 6 April before 16th birthday) multiplied by 25% divided by 52.

**Is GMP a safeguarded benefit?**

Guaranteed Minimum Pension (GMP) The GMP guarantees a minimum retirement income from age 65 for men, or 60 for women. There are set rules which cover how it must be paid and benefits for a survivor if you die.

## When did GMP stop accruing?

5 April 1997

The Court hearing is only likely to affect members, or beneficiaries of members, who built up a GMP between 17 May 1990 (the date of the Barber v GRE judgment) and 5 April 1997 (when GMPs ceased to accrue).

### Can I take my GMP as a lump sum?

**How can GMP benefits be revalued?**

A GMP can also be revalued to a current date if, for example, the GMP amount is needed to provide a transfer value or pension sharing valuation. GMPs can be revalued using section 148 orders (full) revaluation, fixed rate revaluation or, where the date of termination is before 6 April 1997, limited rate revaluation.

**How do I find out my guaranteed minimum pension?**

## How is a GMP calculated?

### Can you cash in a GMP pension?

A trivial commutation lump sum can be paid at any time after GMP Age (age 65 – men; age 60 – women) or from age 55 if your pension does not include a Guaranteed Minimum Pension (GMP) entitlement. * The ‘cash equivalent value’ represents the value of your whole pension, in cash terms.

**Can I take a lump sum from a GMP pension?**

**What are the benefits of GMP?**

The key benefits to GMP certification:

- Prove organization’s management capabilities in product quality, safety assurance.
- Enable employees to develop good production / operations habits.
- Reduce safety risk in product quality and safety.
- Timely detect production and management problems, reduce cost.

## What is the difference between the pre 88 GMP and post 88?

The remainder of the inflation increase over 3% is paid along with the State Pension. The difference, between Pre 88 GMP and Post 88 GMP inflation increases, explains why the annual pension increase on a scheme pension is sometimes lower than the full percentage increase.

### Is the pre 1988 GMP effectively frozen for 6 years?

Is the Pre 1988 GMP effectively frozen for 6 years… The arrangement originally was that increases on GMP would be paid with state pension. This was altered to increases on pre 88 GMP and above 3% post 88 GMP would be paid with state pension.

**Do you get state pension on pre 88 GMP?**

This was altered to increases on pre 88 GMP and above 3% post 88 GMP would be paid with state pension.

**How does early retirement affect my post 88 GMP?**

Where the GMP is payable early, the post 88 GMP is decreased by 3% each year from 6 April to the selected early retirement date. This makes sure that at age 60/65 the correct GMP is payable.