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Family benefits and life assurance

Use the claim for adult dependant's pensions, children's pensions and allocated pensions (G60) (PDF: 187KB) for payment details for adult dependant's pension, children's pension and allocated pension. 

Nominations

Read the following factsheets to understand more about how a member can nominate someone to receive their NHS Pension in the event of their death:

Death benefits nomination decision tree (PDF: 270KB)

Death benefit nominations factsheet (PDF: 226KB)

Partner nomination factsheet (PDF: 109KB)

Partner nomination FAQs (PDF: 169KB)

Death in membership

Read the following factsheets for information about what to do if a member dies while working in NHS.

Death in membership - claim form decision tree (PDF: 228KB)

Death in membership factsheet (PDF: 179KB)

Death on pension

Read the death on pension factsheet (PDF: 102KB) for information about what to do if a member taking their NHS Pension dies.

Adult dependant's pension

This was formerly known as Survivor Pension.

Please read the following factsheets to understand what a surviving partner may be entitled to.

Forms you may need

Claim for adult dependant's pension on death of an active member (AW9) (PDF: 398KB). An application for survivor benefits following the death of a member. The spouse, civil partner or nominated qualifying partner should complete this before handing back to the employer.  

Claim for a lump sum on death of an active member (AW11) (PDF: 256KB). An application for benefits following the death of a member. The legal personal representative of the deceased member should complete this before handing   back to the employer.

Payment of an initial or limited pension to a survivor (AW135) (PDF: 167KB). For notification of the initial adult dependant's pension payment.

Claim for repayment of initial widows / widowers pension (FIN9GP) (Excel: 34KB). 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 initial widows / widowers pension (FIN9EA) (Excel: 74.5KB). For an Employment Authority to claim back the Initial or Limited Adult Dependant's Pension they have paid from the Scheme.

 

Children's pension

This was formally known as Child Allowance.

Read the following factsheets to understand when a children’s pension may be payable.

Children’s pension factsheet (PDF: 169KB)

Children’s pension FAQs (PDF: 233KB)

Children’s pension decision tree (PDF: 145KB)

Completing the claim for children's pension (AW158) form decision tree (PDF: 225KB)

Forms you may need

Claim for payment of children's pension (AW158) - Post 01/04/2008 (PDF: 279KB) - Application form for children's pension where pensionable Scheme membership ended on or after 1 April 2008 to be handed to claimant.

Claim for payment of children's pension (AW158) - Pre 01/04/2008 (PDF: 306KB) - Application form for children's pension where pensionable Scheme membership ended before 1 April 2008 to be handed to claimant.

 

Gender recognition

Gender Recognition allows transsexual people to be legally recognised in their chosen gender. Read the following factsheets for more information on how this may affect their NHS Pension.

Gender recognition factsheet (PDF: 129KB)

Gender recognition FAQs (PDF: 132KB)

Civil partnership

The Civil Partnership Act came into effect on 5 December 2005. Read the following factsheets for more information on how this may affect their NHS Pension.

Civil Partnership Act factsheet (PDF: 186KB)

Civil Partnership Act FAQs (PDF: 69.1KB)