Transfer to ARMS

Transferring to ARMs membership is easy

Any PCS member who leaves employment due to retirement, redundancy or resignation, can transfer to ARMs. Transferring membership to ARMs is easy. If you already pay your subscriptions by Direct Debit you do not need to fill in another Direct Debit form.

Phone the PCS membership department on 0800 317464 before leaving work or transferring to a non PCS role to ask for your membership to be changed to ARMs membership. You can also request to transfer to ARMs by sending an email to

Give your name and PCS membership number or national insurance number, the date you are leaving employment and ask to transfer to ARMs. If you don’t already pay your union subs by Direct Debit, you will need to give current bank details.

Subscription for ARMs members is £2.09 per month. For this members will have access to the majority of the benefits to which they are entitled as a working member of PCS. Members do not receive any in work benefits or death in service benefits.

Key benefits of ARMs membership

Being a member of ARMs can provide an opportunity for social activities and events and also an opportunity to support local and national campaigns. Members can be as involved as they wish.

The key benefits are:
• Legal assistance and advice
• Professional advice service
• Financial services
• Help with problems with your civil service pension
• Opportunity to join the 1st Class Credit Union
• Assistance through the PCS benevolent fund
• Helplines for legal, medical, debt, domestic violence and breast cancer advice
• Holiday and travel club
• PCS+ travel insurance
• Shopping discounts
• Free will service
• ARMs newsletters
• PCS People
• PCS Plus savings and ideas for free time.

Every part of the UK has an ARMs regional or national committee which convenes regular meetings of members, most have dedicated pages on the PCS website and some have Facebook pages. There is also a National ARMs Facebook page

Anyone can take an active role in ARMs

Start by contacting your regional or national ARMs secretary. Contact details are on the PCS webpages.
Keep your contact details up to date by logging onto your PCS Digital account.



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