Dependants Benefits

The LGPS provides you with peace of mind by providing benefits for your family when you die.

Benefits normally include:

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

Death after retirement pension – for members who left prior to 1 April 2008

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Death after retirement pension – for members who left after 1 April 2008

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Plus Children’s pensions for your eligible children

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

Plus a Death Grant after retirement if you left on or after 1 April 2008…

If you die within 10 years of retiring, your estate will receive a lump sum payment equal to 10 times your annual pension less any pension already paid.

Have you completed a Death Grant Expression of Wish Form (PDF 88KB)