Survivor's pension payable to your spouse (from an opposite sex or same sex marriage)
For each year of membership you built up from 1 April 2014 to your date of death you would have been credited with a pension equal to a proportion (i.e. 1/49th or, for any period you were in the 50/50 section of the scheme, 1/98th) of the pensionable pay (or assumed pensionable pay where applicable) you received during that year.
The pension payable to your spouse is calculated on a different proportion:
1/160th of your pensionable pay (or assumed pensionable pay where applicable), plus,
49/160ths of the amount of any pension credited to your pension account following a transfer of pension rights into the Scheme from another pension scheme or arrangement, plus,
1/160th of your assumed pensionable pay for each year of membership you would have built up from your date of death to your Normal Pension Age.
For final salary membership built up before 1 April 2014 the pension payable is equal to:
- 1/160th of your final pay times the period of your membership in the Scheme up to 31 March 2014.