Death and benefits summary

New Firefighters' Pension Scheme 2006

If you have an eligible partner and/or children, the NFPS will provide pensions for them if you die. Their pensions would be a proportion of your pension. A lump sum may also be paid.

If you die in service

The following will be payable if you die in service:

  • partner's pension based on enhanced service, and topped up for 13 weeks to the same as your pay
  • children's pensions
  • death grant of three times your pay
  • injury scheme benefits may be paid if you die because of an injury received in the course your duties
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 NFPS 2006, but before your pension is paid:

  • partner's pension
  • children's pensions
  • no death grant
If you die when your pension is being paid

If your pension had been in payment for less than five years, the following death benefits will be paid:

  • partner's pension, topped up for 13 weeks to the same as your pension
  • children's pensions
  • the balance of five years' pension paid as a lump sum

If you die five or more years after your pension came into payment, this is what will be paid:

  • partner's pension, topped up for 13 weeks to the same as your pension
  • children's pensions
  • no balance of pension
Forms

Death grant

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Authority has absolute discretion as to whom to pay your death grant, but you may nominate who you would like to receive it.

Death grant expression of wish – Hampshire

Death grant expression of wish – West Sussex

Dependent partner nomination

If you are not married or in a civil partnership, your partner will only receive a pension if you have nominated him or her. You and your partner will also have to meet certain conditions when you die. Read the notes that are with the form.

Cohabiting partner nomination form