North Yorkshire Pension Fund

Deferred Members - Death Benefits

Death Grant

If you die before taking your deferred benefits the amount of death grant depends on when you left the scheme.

Left the scheme with deferred benefits before 1 April 2008
A death grant of 3 times your deferred annual pension

Left the scheme with deferred benefits on or after 1 April 2008
A death grant of 5 times your deferred annual pension

The death grant that is payable may be affected if you have active membership elsewhere in the Local Government Pension Scheme.

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 and forward it to the Pensions Section.

Survivor's Pensions

A pension is payable to your husband, wife or civil partner and if you left the scheme after 1 April 2008 and are eligible, a pension for your cohabiting partner. The only exception to this is if you are female and you left the scheme before 6 April 1988 in this case there would not be a survivor's pension payable.

You don't have to provide us with details of your cohabiting partner but we recommend that you do using the form here. The form and attached notes also provide further information on the criteria for receiving 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 Pensions

A child's pension is also due to any eligible child/children. The amount of pension depends on the number of children and whether a survivor's pension will be paid. 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.