Since 1 April 2008, LGPS Regulations now provide a survivor’s pension for a nominated cohabiting partner. This is in addition to existing provisions for husbands, wives, civil partners and children and is payable to dependant partners in both opposite and same sex relationships.
To be eligible to nominate a cohabiting partner you must have been a member of the scheme on or after 1 April 2008.
To make a nomination, all of the following conditions must have applied to both you (the member) and your nominated cohabiting partner for a continuous period of at least 2 years on the date the nomination form is signed:
- both you and your nominated cohabiting partner are, and have been, free to marry or enter into a civil partnership, and
- both you and your nominated cohabiting partner have been living together as if you were husband and wife or civil partners, and
- neither you nor your nominated cohabiting partner have been living with someone else as if you or they were husband and wife or civil partners, and
- either your nominated cohabiting partner is financially interdependent on you or both of you are financially interdependent on each other.
Please note you must not complete this form if you are married, in a civil partnership or left the LGPS prior to 1 April 2008.