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Welcome to the website for the University of Manchester Superannuation Scheme (UMSS). UMSS allows you to build up valuable pension benefits to help you save for your retirement.

We’re looking for two new members to join our Trustee Board.

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Read about a recent ruling by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO).

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As you are aware we take protecting your benefits seriously, and have recently taken ‘The Pledge’. We are committed to stopping scammers in their tracks.

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Read your annual newsletters and download forms to make changes to your pension. You’ll also find legal documents such as the Report & Accounts here.

Documents and forms

Benefits for my family

Find out about the benefits that are available to you and your family as a member of UMSS.

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Pension increases

If you're receiving your pension from UMSS, find out what the most recent pension increases are.

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Your Trustee Board

UMSS is managed by the Trustee Board – find out who is on the Board.

You can also get a behind the scenes look at what it’s like to be an MND from Tom Raworth.

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