My Pension support

If you need help setting up your My Pension account, or assistance logging in, please read through our guidance. If you need further assistance, please contact our Customer Service team either via our online form or by calling 0161 301 7000.

How to register for My Pension

Setting up your account is done using our secure three step process. We recommend following this using a computer and using either Google Chrome or the latest version of Microsoft Edge as your internet browser.

Step 1 – Register

Image shows a box with the link to register. The box says REgister to receive your activation key by email or in the post..

Completing your basic details here automatically generates an ‘Activation’ link which, if we already hold a valid email address for you, is sent by email (please check your spam/junk folder in case it is in there). If we can’t match your email address to the one we have on record, then the ‘Activation’ code will be sent by letter to your home address, please allow seven days for it to arrive.

If the screen shows a ‘validation error’ then it’s because our system can’t match the details you have entered. Please contact us if this happens.

Step 2 – Complete registration

If you have received your ‘Activation’ link by email, then simply click the link in the email which should direct you automatically to step 2. If you received your ‘Activation’ code by letter, then please go to the My Pension homepage and click on the ‘Complete your registration’ step and enter the activation code from the letter.

Image shows a box with the link o complete your registration. The wording in the box says Once you have received your activation key, you can complete your registration.

If your details and activation code are entered correctly, you will see the registration screen. You will then be asked to enter a current email address and set up your password and security questions.

Step 3 – Login

Once the first two steps have been followed, you can login to My Pension using your email address and password. You will then be asked to answer one of your security questions.

We have produced a flowchart to help you understand the process.

Completing forms and uploading documents

Letters from GMPF

You will be notified when documents from GMPF have been added to your account. You may be asked to complete and upload a form, and/or send us documents. Any letters from us can be found in 'Letters from GMPF' in the My Documents tile on your My Pension homepage.

My Document tile showing Letters from GMPF as the first link

Please read through any letters before uploading forms or documents.


Your letter will tell you which form you need to complete. There may be a link in the letter directly to the form, or you can find all forms by going to the Publications and forms tile on your My Pension homepage.

Publications and Forms tile showing the link to forms as the second link

When completing your form, please save it first and then open it in a pdf reader to complete it. 

Uploading documents

Once you have completed and saved your form you can upload it through My Pension. You may also be asked to upload copies of certificates.

In your My Pension account select the 'Document upload' link in the My Documents tile.

My Documents tile showing the link to Document Upload at the bottom

Select ‘Browse’ to locate your saved form and select the form.

For the Category drop down menu please select the document type from the list. If you are unsure of the type of document you are uploading please check the name of the form.

Image shows the Browse button for finding the file and the Category selection box. It also shows that documents must be under 10MB and in the pdf, doc, docx, rtf, txt, tif, tiff, jpeg, jpg, png, otd,wks, wps, wpd, heic or emt format.

If you are retiring you should not select a type of document from the Category dropdown. Instead you will have the option to select a Case Number. 

Image shows the Browse button for finding the file and the Case Number drop down. The Category selection box is also showing. It also shows that documents must be under 10MB and in the pdf, doc, docx, rtf, txt, tif, tiff, jpeg, jpg, png, otd,wks, wps, wpd, heic or emt format.

You can check your case number by using the link to Your Requests.

Image of the link to check Your Requests

Once you have selected the document for upload and either the category or case number you can click upload.

A message will then appear in a green banner to confirm your document has been submitted.

Screenshot shows the green banner which confirm that documents have been successfully submitted.

If you have more than one record you need to ensure you are uploading your documents to the correct record. It maybe that you have been asked to complete forms for more than one of your records. You can move between records by using the arrow in the top corner next to your status.

Image showing the arrow to switch between records next to status


I think my account is locked; I keep getting a ‘validation’ error

If you enter an incorrect email address or password more than three times a ‘validation error’ will show on screen. Please check you have entered the correct email address. If you attempted to login using the wrong password, you will need to reset your password. See the ‘I’ve forgotten my password’ section. Resetting your password will also unlock your account.

I've forgotten my password

You can reset your password by clicking on the ‘Forgotten your password’ link and then entering the email address you registered with. A new link will then be sent via email, please click this link to reset your password.

I've forgotten my security questions 

If you have forgotten your security questions, then you can click on the ‘Forgotten your response’ link on the login screen which appears after entering your username and password. After entering the required details, you will then be sent an email containing a link. This link will take you to a page where you can enter new security questions.

I've changed my email address; can I still log in?

You can continue to use your email address as your username for My Pension, but we encourage you to change your email to your new one by visiting the 'Change my contact details' section under 'My details'. Changing this will also change your username for My Pension. This ensures that you will continue to receive any emails from us regarding your My Pension account. We recommend that if you signed up with a work email address, you change it to a personal email address.

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