The Plumbing Industry Pension Scheme is appealing to its members to get in touch over unclaimed benefits.
Those who have lost contact are generally members who are no longer contributing to the Scheme and have moved house without notifying their new address.
The Plumbing Industry Pension Scheme believes that it is important to keep all members notified about their pension entitlement – as well as being able to pay the benefits to them at the due date.
Regular notification through annual pension credit certificates enables members to be kept in touch about the amount of pension they are entitled to which means that they are able to plan for their financial future.
In addition to a range of other methods used by the Scheme to trace
“lost” members, Plumbing Pensions recently joined a service called Find My Lost Pension. (www.findmylostpension.com), enabling individuals to check whether any pension benefits are being held on their behalf by any of the schemes participating in the service just by inserting their National Insurance number onto the website.
Encouragingly, within 24 hours of joining this service, Plumbing Pensions had already received information about 14 members for whom the Scheme did not hold a current address.
The Plumbing Pensions Scheme team can be contacted on 08457 656565.