North Yorkshire Pension Fund

Death Benefits


Death grant

If you die while you are still employed and paying into the pension scheme we will pay a death grant of three times your (assumed) pensionable pay. This may be different however if you also have a deferred benefit and/or pension in payment with the Local Government Pension Scheme. Further information can be found here.

If you pay Additional Voluntary Contributions (AVCs) through the in- house AVC provider Prudential, the value of your AVC fund is also payable.

You can let us know who you want to receive the death grant. If you have not already made your wishes known or you wish to update your nomination, you can complete a Lump Sum Death Grant Nomination form here.

Survivor’s pension

A pension is payable to your husband, wife, civil partner and if eligible your cohabiting partner. You don’t have to provide us with details of your cohabiting partner but we recommend that you do using the Co-habiting partners form. The form provides further information on the criteria for payment of a cohabiting partner’s pension.

The survivor’s pension is payable immediately after your death for the rest of their life and will be adjusted every year in line with the cost of living.

Child’s pension

A child's pension is also due to any eligible child/children. The amount of pension depends on the number of eligible children and whether a survivor’s pension is being paid to a spouse, civil partner or eligible co-habiting partner. Where a pension is payable to two or more children the pension will be shared equally.

Further information on how survivor and children’s benefits are calculated can be found here.