How will being on furlough affect a member’s death in service benefits?

Assumed Pensionable Pay (APP) is used in the calculation of the death grant and any survivor benefits if a member dies in service.  APP is usually calculated using the average pensionable pay the member receives in the three months before the pay period in which they die.  If a member receiving reduced furlough pay dies in service, employers should use the provision that allows them to substitute a notional pay figure to reflect the pensionable pay the member would normally have received.