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Gender Recognition Act 2004

Gender Recognition Act 2004

A person’s legally recognised gender can have an impact on their pension arrangements (generally connected with the scheme’s interaction with the State pension arrangements). The Gender Recognition Act 2004 enables transsexual people to gain legal recognition in their acquired gender. Legal recognition takes the form of a full Gender Recognition certificate issued by a Gender Recognition panel. If you obtain this certificate after joining the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme (Northern Ireland), [PCSPS(NI)], you must notify your employer to ensure that your legal gender is recorded.

This information will be handled sensitively and in strictest confidence.

If you obtained a full Gender Recognition Certificate before joining the PCSPS(NI) arrangements, you do not have to take any further action as we do not need to know your previous gender history.

Find out more

If you would like more information please contact Amanda O’Doherty our Gender Recognition Officer.

You can find her number in the contact us section.