Children’s pensions

Eligible children are your children. The amount of pension payable to an eligible child depends on how many children there are and whether a survivor’s pension is also being paid to a spouse, civil partner or eligible cohabiting partner.

If a survivor’s pension is being paid to your husband, wife, civil partner or eligible cohabiting partner:

one child would receive a pension equal to the total of:

  • Your accrued pension for membership in the Scheme after 31 March 2015 recalculated as if it had built up at a rate of 1/320th (including any enhancement given on ill-health grounds), plus
  • 49/320th of the amount of any pension credited to your pension account following a transfer in, plus
  • for membership before 1 April 2015 – 1/320th of your final pay x period of membership up to 31 March 2015 on which your pension is based.

Two or more eligible children will receive a pension shared equally between them of:

  • Your accrued pension for membership in the Scheme after 31 March 2015 recalculated as if it had built up at a rate of 1/160th (including any enhancement given on ill-health grounds), plus
  • 49/160th of the amount of any pension credited to your pension account following a transfer in, plus
  • for membership before 1 April 2015 – 1/160th of your final pay x period of membership up to 31 March 2015 on which your pension is based.

If there is no pension being paid to a spouse, civil partner or eligible cohabiting partner:

One child would receive a pension equal to the total of:

  • Your accrued pension for membership in the Scheme after 31 March 2015 recalculated as if it had built up at a rate of 1/240th (including any enhancement given on ill-health grounds), plus
  • 49/240th of the amount of any pension credited to your pension account following a transfer in, plus
  • for membership before 1 April 2015 – 1/240th of your final pay x period of membership up to 31 March 2015 on which your pension is based.

Two or more eligible children will receive a pension shared equally between them of:

  • Your accrued pension for membership in the Scheme after 31 March 2015 recalculated as if it had built up at a rate of 1/120th (including any enhancement given on ill-health grounds), plus
  • 49/120th of the amount of any pension credited to your pension account following a transfer in, plus
  • for membership before 1 April 2015 – 1/120th of your final pay x period of membership up to 31 March 2015 on which your pension is based.