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Family benefits and life assurance

We have information to help you understand what you need to do when a member dies.

When a member dies

Death in membership

Read our factsheets to find out what to do if a member dies while working for the NHS:Death in membership - claim form decision tree (PDF: 135KB)Death in membership - useful information for employers (PDF: 184KB)

Death on pension

Read the death on pension factsheet (PDF: 175KB) for information about what to do if a Scheme pensioner dies.

Adult dependant’s pension

This was formerly known as a survivor’s pension.

Forms you may need

The spouse, civil partner or nominated partner should complete this form before giving it back to the employer:Claim for adult dependant's pension on death of an active member (AW9) (PDF: 398KB).
The legal personal representative of the deceased member should complete this form before giving it back to the employer:Claim for a lump sum on death of an active member (AW11) (PDF: 402KB).
For notification of the initial adult dependant's pension payment:Payment of an initial or limited pension to a survivor (AW135) (PDF: 231KB).
For a GP employer to claim back the initial or limited adult dependant's pension they have paid from the Scheme:Claim for repayment of an initial survivor pension (FIN9GP) (Excel: 22KB).
For an Employment Authority to claim back the initial or limited adult dependant's pension they have paid from the Scheme:Claim for repayment of an initial survivor pension (FIN9EA) (Excel: 27KB).

Children's pension

This was formally known as Child Allowance.

Forms you may need

If pensionable Scheme membership ended on or after 1 April 2008:Claim for payment of children's pension (AW158) - Post 01/04/2008 (PDF: 279KB)
If pensionable Scheme membership ended before 1 April 2008:Claim for payment of children's pension (AW158) - Pre 01/04/2008 (PDF: 305)