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Joint Superannuation Services (JSS) are responsible for the administration of the Research Councils' Pension Scheme (RCPS).

The RCPS is a 'by-analogy' scheme to the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme (PCSPS) and follows the scheme rules of the PCSPS - external link.

JSS News

  • Keeping your personal details up to date

    JSS send out a number of communications, for example Annual Benefit Statements and Pension Increase letters.

    Members and Pensioners are reminded that they should ensure that their personal details are kept up to date with us. This will ensure that the information we hold is correct and documents sent to the correct addresses.

    For active members, we’re not always notified by your employer so you should always check previous correspondence from us to ensure your details are correct. Death Benefit Nominations should also be checked and if any changes are required a form can be found on the Scheme Guides and Forms page.

    If you would like to make any changes, please contact us.

  • Added Pension year end deadline

    Information about purchasing Added Pension has been added to the news page.

  • Civil Service Compensation Scheme Update

    A further update on the Civil Service Compensation Scheme has been added to the news page.

  • 2020-21 Annual Allowance

    Information for members that have exceed the 2020-21 Annual Allowance has been added to the news page.

  • Government consultation on increasing minimum pension age to 57

    The government has announced a consultation on its intention to increase the normal minimum pension age to 57 on 6 April 2028. More information can be found in the news item.

  • RCPS Reform Update. Continuation to 2024/25

    An update on RCPS reform has been published. More information can be found on the news page.

If you would like to comment on the service you have received from JSS or if there is anything you would like us to know, please complete the short JSS feedback survey - external link.

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