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 completing the Letter of Intent Form.

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 by completing the Dependant Nomination Form.

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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