Zakat in pension

Asalāmu ʿalaykum wa-raḥmatu -llāhi wa-barakātuh

I am hoping you can advise me about zakat on my pension. I didn’t realise I had to pay zakat on my pension until recently, I always thought because I don’t have access to the money zakat was not due.

I am in the LGPS pension scheme, both me and my employer contribute 6.8%. I have been in this scheme for more than 10 years.

How would I calculate the zakat on the pension, would I calculate this on a yearly basis from the date I entered the scheme or can I just pay the zakat in the current amount in the pot?

Wa alaykum salaam,

There is no Zakat due on the LGPS pension.

Allah knows best

jazakAllah khair. Appreciate this, may Allah reward you immensely.