Children's pensions

Firefighters' Pension Scheme 1992

If you die and you have children, a pension will be paid to them if they are eligible. To be eligible a child must have been dependent on you at your date of death and they must be:

  • a child of the firefighter's marriage or civil partnership, if your marriage or civil partnership took place before you left service or opted out
  • an adopted child, where the adoption took place before you left service or opted out
  • a step-child, if you had married or entered into a civil partnership with the child's parent before you left service or opted out of the FPS, and the child was dependent on you
  • any other child who was substantially dependent on you when you left service or opted out, and also when you died

The ages of your children will also be considered. If your child is:

  • below age 16, the pension will be payable in all cases
  • age 16 or over and under age 23, the pension will be payable if the child was in full-time education or permanently disabled at your death and has been since
  • age 23 or older, the pension will be payable only if he or she was permanently disabled at your death