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

Will LGPS death benefits change?

This news article was published on 24 Jan 2022

No. The Government launched the NHS and Social Care Coronavirus Life Assurance Scheme in April 2020. The scheme covers certain health and social care workers in England and Wales during the COVID-19 pandemic. A payment of £60,000 will be made to the estate of eligible staff who die from coronavirus contracted during their frontline essential work. This is paid on top of any death grant or survivor pension paid by the LGPS. You can find out more about what will be paid by the LGPS in the ‘After you die’ section of the FAQs.


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