Death on pension

New Firefighters' Pension Scheme 2006

If you have an eligible partner and any eligible children, they will receive pensions if you die. If your pension was in payment for less than five years, the balance of pension will be paid as a tax free lump sum.

Partner's pension

If you die, your partner will receive a pension which will be paid for life. Your partner's pension will be the same, whether your marriage or civil partnership began before or after you retired or stopped paying into the pension scheme.

Your partner's pension will be 1/2 of your pension, after commutation but before any early retirement reductions were applied.

Children's pensions

If you have children, they will receive a pension for as long as they are eligible. See Partner's and children's pensions.

  • If you have one child, his or her pension will be 1/4 the amount of your pension, after commutation but before any early retirement reductions were applied
  • If you have two or more eligible children, they will share 1/2 the amount of your pension, after commutation but before any early retirement reductions were applied

Balance of pension

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Authority has absolute discretion as to whom to pay the balance of pension, but you may nominate who you would like to receive it, using a Death grant and balance of guaranteed pension nomination form.