In the event of your death, a lump sum and pension may be paid to your surviving spouse, registered civil partner, qualifying partner or nominated recipient.
We may pay an adult dependant's pension to:
- your surviving spouse
- your registered civil partner
- a qualifying partner you nominated to get an adult dependant's pension
This pension is payable for the life of your surviving partner.
The amounts payable from the 1995 Section, 2008 Section and 2015 Scheme are different.
The rate depends on your relationship status and circumstances at the time of your death.
This adult dependant's pension is for a:
- widow (from a marriage between a same sex couple)
- civil partner
- nominated partner
We increase adult dependant pensions if by retirement you’ve bought an enhancement.
Find out more on the NHS Pension website.