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Death benefits

The benefits payable depend on when you stopped paying into the Scheme and if you have any dependants when you die.

If you die after retiring on pension, your husband, wife, civil partner, cohabiting partner, next-of-kin or person dealing with your estate must immediately inform NILGOSC of your date of death. They can do so by calling NILGOSC on 0345 3197 326.

The type and amount of benefit payable depends on the date you left the Scheme, how long you have been on pension and whether your dependants qualify for a pension.  The pension benefits that may be paid are a:

  • lump sum death grant
  • widow’s pension
  • widower’s pension
  • civil partner’s pension
  • eligible cohabiting partner’s pension
  • childrens’ pensions
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