Scheme benefits - Death benefits
If you die while an active member of the Scheme, your employer will notify UK Pensions Operations who will start the process of paying any death benefits. We’ve included the process in the Dependant’s pension section.
You can nominate who you wish to receive the tax-free lump sum death benefit by quickly and easily updating your nomination details online via My Online Services.
If you’re not married, you can nominate someone who is financially dependent or interdependent on you to receive the dependant’s pension. This can be done quickly and easily online via My Online Services.
In both cases, this will update your records immediately. You can log in and review or change your nominations at any time. If you’re unable to use My Online Services, you can complete a paper form, which is available on the documents page.
Any death benefits will be subject to the Lifetime Allowance.