Lump sum death grant

The death grant payable for deferred members depends on the date the member stopped being an active member of the Scheme.

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 Expression of Wish form (LGS20) 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.