15 May 2024

There are many benefits of being a member of the CSPA from guidancce with your pension, our quartlerly magazine, The Pensioner, and discounts with high street stores, travel companies and discounted insurance.

But did you know we also have agreements in place with law firms covering England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland that offer free initial adivice to our members?

As a member you can access free advice for a range of legal issues, plus fixed price conveyancing as well as help with trusts, wills and power of attourney.

Visit the members section of the website for full information on the firms we work with, the agrements in place and how to access the free initial advice.

Not a member?

Then why not join today and gain access to our full range of member benefits.

Key benefits of joining the CSPA

We have an extensive range of CSPA Members Benefits. These include a significant range of discounts from high street retailers, discounted holidays and travel through to lifestyle and professional advice and guidance services.

Frequently Asked Questions

Visit our ‘Join Now’ page to start your application online (link). If you would like to join by post, please call 020 8688 8418 Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm and we can send you a form.

Your membership will be active from when you have been approved and successfully purchased your CSPA membership.

If you have joined online, you will receive a confirmation email. All new members – whether online or by post will receive a membership pack in post within 2 weeks of joining CSPA.

Once you are a member of CSPA, we can offer our members help if they experience problems with their Civil Service pension. Unfortunately, we cannot offer this assistance to Associate members.

All members get access to a significant range of discounts on travel insurance, high street retailers, discounted holidays, through to lifestyle and professional advice and guidance services.

More details are available once you have joined us and access the Members Area.

Every member gets a quarterly issue of our magazine ‘The Pensioner’, which is full of interesting articles to keep you in touch with what’s happening.

Membership costs just £24.00 a year for single or £33.60 a year for a joint membership. Join us online today.

You can join us if you already receive your pension or are up to 10 years before your civil service pension age. This is 50 years plus depending on your Civil Service pension scheme.

You can become a member of the CSPA if you receive a pension from the Civil Service Pension Scheme, from a similar pension scheme operated by a research council or other non-departmental public body, or public sector employment that participated in the public sector transfer club, or from a pension scheme operated by a civil service trade union.

Membership is open to active or former members of these pension schemes who remain entitled to benefits.

If you are a spouse/partner of a member, or the surviving spouse/partner of a member, you are also welcome to join. Join us online today (link)

Associate Members qualify for all Members’ benefits (except individual pension case representation) including our free quarterly magazine. Join us online today.

Retired Civil Servant – Direct Debit or deduction from your pension. If you receive your pension MyCSP or the research councils, you can arrange to pay your subscription by monthly deduction.

Current Civil Servant – Direct Debit

Associate Member – Direct Debit


Are you a current or retired Civil Servant? Become a member of the CSPA to support our campaigning, and gain access to a wide range of benefits.

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