Dependants Benefits

The LGPS provides valuable protection for your dependants.

If you die with deferred benefits in the LGPS, the following benefits are payable:

A lump sum death grant – Have you completed a Death Grant Expression of Wish Form (PDF 88KB)

An ongoing pension for your husband, wife, civil or nominated cohabiting partner 

Children’s pensions for your eligible children

If you left the LGPS before 1st April 2008…

and hold deferred pension rights in the LGPS until retirement, but you die before those benefits are payable, a death grant equal to the value of your lump sum, plus inflationary increases accrued since leaving the Scheme, will be paid as a death grant to your nominee or personal representatives.  Continue reading—–>

If you left the LGPS after 1st April 2008…

and hold deferred pension rights in the LGPS until retirement, but you die before those benefits are payable, a death grant equal to five times the value of your deferred pension, plus inflationary increases accrued since leaving the Scheme, will be paid as a death grant to your nominee or personal representatives.   Continue reading—–>

Children’s Pensions

These increase every year in line with the cost of living and are payable to your eligible children.  For further information on pensions payable to eligible children please use the following link:

Children’s Pensions

For an at a glance table of the dependants benefits payable, please use the following link:

Dependant’s Benefits (PDF 962KB)