Death benefits

Your dependant(s) may be entitled to receive benefits from the Scheme in the event of your death. This might include a lump sum (only if you die within five years of retiring from the Scheme), a dependant’s pension, children’s pensions, and a bereavement grant.

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.

To make sure the right people receive a lump sum death benefit, the bereavement grant, and dependant’s pension, remember to update your nomination forms.

The process

  1. 1.

    Your next of kin or personal representative notifies us.

  2. 2.

    Within two working days, we’ll send your next of kin a letter with the process for paying benefits.

  3. 3.

    If there’s been an over or under payment of pension, we’ll include the details.

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