Survivors’ pensions

If you die, your widow, widower, civil partner or eligible cohabiting partner will receive a pension equal to: 

  • 1/160th of your final pay times the period of your membership in the Scheme up to 31 March 2015 upon which your pension is based, plus
  • 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, plus
  • 1/160th of your assumed pensionable pay for each year of membership that you would have built up from your date of death to your normal pension age, plus
  • 49/160th of the amount of any pension credited to your pension account following a transfer in.

The pension payable to an eligible cohabiting partner is only based on the period of membership after 5 April 1988.