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Deferred Members 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 deferred member (left the Scheme after 31 March 2015)

Civil partner's pension = deceased accrued pension (including pensions increases) for membership in the Scheme after 31 March 2015 recalculated as if it had built up at a rate of 1/160th

Death of a civil partner deferred member (left the Scheme before 1 April 2015)

Civil partner's pension = 1/160 x deceased’s final pay x deceased’s total membership (plus any relevant additional membership)*

*plus pensions increases