Death and benefits summary

Firefighters' Pension Scheme 1992

If you have are married or have a civil partner, and/or eligible children, the FPS 1992 will provide pensions for them if you die.

Their pensions would be a proportion of your pension. A lump sum may also be paid. We outline the benefits that are most likely to apply, but different rules apply if:

  • you were in service before 1 April 1972
  • you marry or enter into a civil partnership after leaving service or opting out of the FPS 1992
  • you are living separately from your husband, wife or civil partner when you die

If you die in service

The following may be payable if you die in service:

  • A partner's pension based on enhanced service, and topped up for the first 13 weeks to the same as your pay
  • A death grant lump sum of twice your pensionable pay, payable to your husband, wife, civil partner or estate

If you die with a deferred pension

The following will be payable if you die after you have left service or opted out of the FPS 1992:

  • Pension for your husband, wife or civil partner
  • Children's pensions
  • No death grant

If you die when your pension is being paid

The following may be payable if you die once your pension is being paid:

  • Pension for your husband, wife or civil partner
  • Children's pensions