For members of the Local Government Pension Scheme in England and Wales
When is a lump sum death grant paid?
This news article was published on 30 Nov 2021
A lump sum death grant is paid if, when you die, you are under age 75 and one of the following applies:
you are still paying in the LGPS
you have left the LGPS but have not taken payment of your pension
you left after 31 March 2008 and have been receiving your pension for less than 10 years
you left the LGPS between 1 April 1998 and 31 March 2008 and have been receiving your pension for less than 5 years.
If you left before 1 April 1998 and are receiving your pension, a death grant may be paid when you die. The calculation is complex and you can ask your local pension fund for an estimate of the amount that may be payable.