Pensions - Human Resources - Newcastle University

Universities Superannuation Scheme

Leaving USS Membership

If you do not wish to be a member of the USS you may withdraw from membership within three months of joining the scheme. Note that the Pensions Auto-Enrolment regulations make it unlawful to opt-out of membership before being enrolled.

You may also withdraw from the scheme after three months without ceasing employment. Please note that the University has a legal obligation to re-enrol you at a later date and you will be contacted at that time.

If you leave the scheme by ending employment there are various options available to you depending on the amount of service you have upon leaving.

For more detailed information on all of the above options and an opt-out form please visit

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