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Childrens' Pensions

Eligible children are entitled to children's pensions.  If your pension is made up of several parts of membership the total pension payable is the sum of pension relating to each part.

Death of a pensioner (retired after 31 March 2015)

If a widow’s, widower’s, civil partner’s or eligible cohabiting partner’s pension is payable then one child receives a pension of:

For membership from 1 April 2015

  • Your accrued pension recalculated as if it had built up at a rate of 1/320th (including any enhancement given on ill-health grounds), PLUS
  • 49/320th of the amount of any pension credited to your pension account following a transfer in

For membership before 1 April 2015 

  • 1/320th of your final pay x period of membership up to 31 March 2015 on which your pension is based

Two or more children receive a pension shared equally between them of:

For membership from 1 April 2015

  • Your accrued pension recalculated as if it had built up at a rate of 1/160th (including any enhancement given on ill-health grounds), PLUS
  • 49/160th of the amount of any pension credited to your pension account following a transfer in 

For membership before 1 April 2015 

  • 1/160th of your final pay x period of membership up to 31 March 2015 on which your pension is based

If no widow’s, widower’s, civil partner’s or eligible cohabiting partner’s pension is payable then the children’s pensions are payable at an increased rate:

One child receives a pension of:

For membership from 1 April 2015

  • Your accrued pension recalculated as if it had built up at a rate of 1/240th (including any enhancement given on ill-health grounds), PLUS
  • 49/240th of the amount of any pension credited to your pension account following a transfer in 

For membership before 1 April 2015 

  • 1/240th of your final pay x period of membership up to 31 March 2015 on which your pension is based

Two or more children receive a pension shared equally between them of:

For membership from 1 April 2015

  • Your accrued pension recalculated as if it had built up at a rate of 1/120th (including any enhancement given on ill-health grounds), PLUS
  • 49/120th of the amount of any pension credited to your pension account following a transfer in 

For membership before 1 April 2015 

  • 1/120th of your final pay x period of membership up to 31 March 2015 on which your pension is based

Death of a pensioner (retired between 1 April 2009 and 31 March 2015)

If a widow’s, widower’s, civil partner’s or eligible cohabiting partner’s pension is payable then one child receives a pension of:

1/320 x deceased’s final pay x deceased’s total membership

Two or more children receive a pension shared equally between them of:

1/160 x deceased’s final pay x deceased’s total membership

 

 If no widow’s, widower’s, civil partner’s or eligible cohabiting partner’s pension is payable then the children’s pensions are payable at an increased rate:

One child receives a pension of:

1/240 x deceased’s final pay x deceased’s total membership

Two or more children receive a pension shared equally between them of:

1/120 x deceased’s final pay x deceased’s total membership


 Death of a pensioner (retired before 1 April 2009)

 

A short-term child’s pension is only payable if there is no surviving widow, widower or civil partner or the child is not in their care.  In this case the short-term pension is payable at the deceased member’s pension rate for three months from the date of death.  It is payable for six months if there is no surviving widow, widower or civil partner.

A long-term child’s pension, payable after the short-term pension ends, is calculated on a minimum of ten years’ membership and is payable as follows:

If there is a surviving widow, widower or civil partner one child receives a pension of:

1/4 x pension payable at date of death

Two or more children receive a pension shared equally between them of:

1/2 x pension payable at date of death

If no widow’s, widower’s, civil partner’s or eligible cohabiting partner’s pension is payable the following pensions are payable:

One child receives a pension of:

1/3 x pension payable at date of death

Two or more children receive a pension shared equally between them of:

2/3 x pension payable at date of death

 

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