Death on pension

New Police Pension Scheme 2006 (NPPS 2006)

Partner's pension

If you die after your pension is being paid and you have a spouse, civil partner or nominated partner at your date of death, he or she will receive a pension.

  • The pension will normally be half of your pension
  • The pension will be payable for life even if your partner later marries, enters into a civil partnership or cohabits

The pension could be less if your partner is much younger than you, or if you marry or enter into a civil partnership shortly before your death. See partner's pensions for more details.

Nominated partners

If you live with your partner, but you are not married or in a civil partnership, he or she will only receive a pension if you nominate them. Your partnership must also meet certain conditions. See the partner's pension page to find out more.

Children's pensions

Your children will receive a pension if they are eligible. Their pensions would be a proportion of your pension. See children's pensions for more information.