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Widow’s, Widower’s, Civil Partner’s or Eligible Cohabiting Partner’s Pension

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. 

 

Death of a Councillor as an active member

If you die your widow, widower, civil partner or eligible cohabiting partner will receive a pension equal to: 

  • Your accrued pension to the date of death (ignoring any reductions) 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
  • 1/160 x career average pay x membership in the Scheme up to 31 March 2015

Death of a Councillor if you left the Scheme before 1 April 2015

A long-term pension is payable of:

  • 1/160 x career average pay x total membership

Death of a Councillor as a pensioner

A long-term pension is payable of:

  • Your accrued pension recalculated as if it had built up at a rate of 1/160th, ignoring any reductions and pension given up for lump sum.