In accordance with the Public Service Pension Act 2013, the NHS Business Services Authority must provide an Annual Benefit Statement (ABS) within five months of the end of a Scheme year. An ABS the build-up of a member’s scheme benefits to the end of the last scheme year, any dependent/survivor benefits and any monies to be deducted from benefits.
In order to distribute an ABS on time, the NHS Business Services Authority relies on receiving accurate and timely information from employers.
For the scheme year 2016/17, 2,200,875 statements were made available to members. For scheme year 2017/18, 2,275,125 statements were made available to members. Statements are made available to all active and deferred members. Information is not available regarding the proportion that were made available within five months of the end of each scheme year.