If you die as a deferred member of the Scheme the type and amount of benefit payable depends on the date you left the Scheme and whether your dependants qualify for a pension. The following benefits may be payable:
- A lump sum death grant
The death grant payable depends on the date you stopped being an active member of the Scheme.
- Widow’s pension
If you are married and die and are survived by your widow, your widow is entitled to a pension.
- Widower’s pension
If you are married and die and are survived by your widower, your widower may be entitled to a survivor’s pension.
- Civil partner’s pension
Pensions for civil partners were introduced into the Scheme in February 2006. Your civil partner will be entitled to a survivor’s pension.
- Eligible cohabiting partner’s pension
Pensions for eligible cohabiting partners were introduced from 1 April 2009 but these only apply to you if you were an active contributing member to the Scheme from 1 April 2009.
- Children’s pensions
Your eligible children are entitled to children’s pensions.