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Nominations

In the event of your death, the NHS Pension Scheme may provide for your family or a person you have nominated.

You can nominate someone to receive an adult dependant's pension and lump sum on death benefit if you die.

You can also cancel or change a previous nomination.

How to apply

Read the guidance attached to each form before completing it and sending it to us.

Lump sum on death benefit nomination forms


If your membership ended before 1 April 2008:Lump sum on death benefit (DB1) (PDF: 197KB)


If your membership started on 1 April 2008 or continued after 31 March 2008:Lump sum on death benefit nomination (DB2) (PDF: 252KB)


Pension Credit members:Lump sum on death benefit nomination form (DB2 – PC) (PDF: 257KB)


Adult dependant’s pension forms:

To nominate a partner to receive an adult dependant’s pension after your death:Partner nomination form (PN1) (PDF: 212KB)


Do not complete this if you:

  • are married
  • in a civil partnership
  • if your membership ended before 1 April 2008


Cancel an existing nominationExisting nomination cancellation (NOM1) form (PDF: 170KB)

If you’re in good health you can choose to give up part of your own pension. You can do this to provide a pension for someone when you die.  

This can be to a spouse, civil partner, qualifying partner, child or someone who is dependent on you for support. You must nominate before you retire and you cannot reverse this decision once made.

How to apply

Read the Allocation factsheet (PDF: 117KB) for more information.

Apply by filling in the Allocation of pension form (AW8/11A) (PDF: 160KB).