Scheme benefits - Retirement benefits
Bridge the Gap
If you take your pension before State Pension age (SPA), you could bridge the gap in your income by receiving a larger pension from the Scheme up to your SPA, and a smaller one afterwards. This is known as the ‘levelling option’.
You can find out more about the levelling option in the Bridge the Gap booklet.
This option is not available if you take ill-health early retirement.