Survivors' Pension

The scheme continues to provide cover for your family in the event of your death, with pensions for your dependants including spouses, civil partners, eligible cohabiting partners, and eligible children. This is an on-going pension for the rest of your spouse's, civil partner's or eligible cohabiting partner's life and is payable immediately after your death.

For your spouse or civil partner, the survivor's pension is 1/160th of your pensionable pay multiplied by the total membership you would have built up to your Normal Pension Age.

For your eligible cohabiting partner, the survivor's pension is calculated in the same way.  From April 2015, a survivor’s pension will automatically be payable to an eligible cohabiting partner without the need for the scheme member to have completed a form nominating them to receive a survivor’s pension.