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Civil Partners' Pensions

Civil partners' pensions were introduced to the Scheme in February 2006. 

If you die after retiring on pension, your surviving civil partner is entitled to a pension, however, the calculation will depend on the date you left the Scheme and whether the civil partnership took place before or after you left active membership of the Scheme.  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 civil partner pensioner (retired after 31 March 2015)

A long-term pension is payable of:

  • Your accrued pension (including any pension given up for a tax-free cash lump sum) for membership in the Scheme after 31 March 2015 recalculated as if it had built up at a rate of 1/160th, PLUS
  • 49/160th of the amount of any pension credited to your pension account following a transfer in, PLUS
  • 1/160th of your final pay times the period of membership in the Scheme up to 31 March 2015 upon which your pension is based.

If the civil partnership occurred after retiring the long-term survivor's pension is calculated on your membership after 5 April 1988 only (plus any relevant additional membership).


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

A long-term pension is payable of:

1/160 x deceased’s final pay x deceased’s total membership (plus any relevant additional membership)

 

Death of a civil partner pensioner (retired between 6 April 1988 and 31 March 2009)

A short-term pension is payable at the deceased member’s pension rate for three months from the date of death or for six months if eligible children are in the civil partner’s care but is based on post 5 April 1988 membership only (plus any relevant additional membership).

A long-term pension is payable, after the short-term pension ends, at:

½ x deceased’s pension but based on post 5 April 1988 membership only (plus any relevant additional membership)

  

Death of a civil partner pensioner (retired before 6 April 1988)

No civil partner’s pension is payable.

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