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2019/20 Pensions Annual Allowance Charge Compensation Policy: GP Applications

As a GP your application form for the 2019/20 Pension Annual Allowance Charge Compensation Policy will need to be endorsed by Primary Care Support England (PCSE) before it can be processed by the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA).

Please note that the third GP application window will close on the 11 February 2022. This will be the final application window for GPs to submit their Pensions Annual Allowance Compensation Scheme application forms to PCSE for processing ahead of the scheme deadline on 31 March 2022.

Please ensure you have submitted a scheme pays election for 2019/20 to NHSBSA before submitting your application to PCSE. Visit the NHSBSA annual allowance webpage to download a scheme pays election form.

If you have any queries about when you can apply and how your application form will be endorsed by PCSE, please visit the PCSE website for more information or contact the PCSE Customer Support Centre.

Overview of how to submit your application form

Below is a step-by-step overview of how to submit your application form for the compensation scheme.


Download the application form from the NHSEI website

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application form

Email to NHSBSA


compensation form
via the PCSE website

Submit to PCSE


PCSE will endorse your application form and submit to NHSBSA

PCSE will endorse your application form and submit to NHSBSA
Retiring after 31 March 2021

You will need to download the 2019/20 Pensions Annual Allowance Charge Compensation Scheme application form from the NHS England & NHS Improvement (NHSEI) website.

You should complete the form and submit to PCSE via our dedicated online form for the 2019/20 Pensions Annual Allowance Charge Compensation Policy, which you can find on the contact us page. . This application window is open between Monday 2 August and Friday 1 October 2021.

Completed applications received during this application window will be validated by PCSE, then sent to NHSBSA to be processed. A copy will also be sent to you for your records.

The NHSBSA will contact you once your validated application form has been processed.

Please note, the 2019/20 Pension Annual Allowance Charge Compensation Scheme is available to clinicians who have an annual allowance charge for 2019/20 and use scheme pays to pay this charge. You must also submit a scheme pays eection (SPE2) form to the NHSBSA to apply to use scheme pays. You can find more information about scheme pays and how to submit the SPE2 form on the NHS Pensions annual allowance webpage.


Submit your compensation form to PCSE

Visit the Contact Us page on the PCSE website and select the GP Pensions Compensation Claims form

Complete this online form with contact details and GMC number, and upload your completed Compensation scheme application form.

You can review the form and save a copy for your records, before you press submit.

Further information

For full details on the compensation programme please visit the NHS England and NHS Improvement website, which has a range of comprehensive FAQs.

Should you need any further information, please contact:

  • PCSE Contact Centre for queries relating to the submission of forms to PCSE:
  • NHSBSA Contact Centre (for queries relating to the annual allowance compensation policy):
    • Calling from the UK: 0300 330 0012
    • Calling from abroad: 0191 279 0813


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