If you were a member paying into the Scheme from 1 April 2015, the following benefits will be paid if you die:
If you were to die, after you retire a pension will be paid to your husband/wife/civil partner or co-habiting partner if you pre-deceased them. A pension may also be payable to eligible children
If you are a deferred member who left the fund but kept your benefits in the LGPS
If you are a deferred member who stops paying into the scheme but keep your pension benefits within the fund (called deferred benefits) and aren't receiving your pension
Notes on Lump Sum Death Grants
Before we make any decision, we will consider any wishes you have expressed, but are not bound by this.
If you get married, form a registered civil partnership or your marriage or partnership ceases after making a nomination, you must confirm or change the nomination. If Lothian Pension Fund has been unable to pay the death grant to the nominees within two years of your death, it will be paid to your executors.
If you make a nomination of a child under the age of 16 and a death grant is to be paid whilst the child is under 16, in these circumstances if the grant is over £5,000 it will be paid via the Accountant of Court and not direct to the child or relative. The Accountant of Court ensures that all funds and property managed or supervised is invested prudently and administered properly until the child reaches age 16.
Please keep your death grant nomination up to date – you can view and update your nomination online by going to www.lpf.org.uk/online or you can download a form at the end of this page and return it to us.