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Deferred Members Nominated Cohabiting Partners' Pensions

 

This page will be amended to reflect the recent judgment that indicates that members will no longer need to nominate an eligible cohabiting partner in order for the surviving cohabiting partner to receive a survivor’s benefit.

 

 

Pensions for nominated cohabiting partners were introduced from 1 April 2009 but these only apply to pensioners who were active contributing members to the Scheme from 1 April 2009. A member must have nominated a cohabiting partner for this pension to be payable.

The calculation of a nominated cohabiting partner's pension will depend on the deceased's date of leaving the Scheme.  A nominated cohabiting partner's pension could be made up of two parts of membership, the total pension payable is the sum of pension relating to each part.

Death of a deferred member with a nominated cohabiting partner (leaver after 31 March 2015)

Nominated Cohabiting 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 deferred member with a nominated cohabiting partner (leaver between 1 April 2009 and 31 March 2015)

Nominated Cohabiting Partner’s pension = 1/160 x deceased’s final pay x deceased’s total post 5 April 1988 membership only (plus any relevant additional membership)*

*plus pension increases


Nomination of Cohabiting Partner Form LGS21 (*PDF, 589kb)

If you wish to nominate a cohabiting partner your relationship has to meet certain conditions laid down in the Scheme’s regulations. This form should be completed, signed by both parties and returned to the Scheme for it to be valid.  To revoke a current nominated cohabiting partner please complete and return an LGS21R form (*PDF, 125kb).

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