Leaver from 1 April 2009 onwards
- Death grant = 5 x deferred annual pension plus pensions increases.
Leaver before 1 April 2009
- Death grant = 3 x deferred annual pension
NB. If you leave with deferred benefits and are also an active member when you die only the highest death grant is payable i.e. either
- A lump sum death grant in respect of your deferred benefits, or
- A death in service lump sum of three times your assumed pensionable pay
Expression of Wish
You can complete and return an LGS20 – Expression of Wish form (1.4MB, PDF) to NILGOSC to tell us who you would like to receive any death grant. A new form must be completed if your marital or partnership circumstances change. You are strongly advised to complete a death grant expression of wish form.