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For members of the Local Government Pension Scheme in England and Wales

Will a death grant be paid when I die?

This news article was published on 21 Dec 2021

If you die before the pension credit has been paid to you, a death grant of three year’s pension will be payable. This will include any cost of living increases due since the pension sharing order took effect.

If you die within five years of the pension credit being paid to you, the balance of five years of pension payments will be paid as a lump sum death grant. There will be an adjustment to this figure if you swapped pension for lump sum when you took the pension credit.

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