Assumed Pensionable Pay

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Assumed Pensionable Pay is a notional pay figure that means your pension is not affected if your pay is reduced when you are absent. Your pension will be based on Assumed Pensionable Pay during a period of reserve forces leave, relevant child related leave and when your pay is reduced because of sickness or injury.

If you retire due to your ill health, Assumed Pensionable Pay is used to work out any enhancement to your pension.

If you die in service, the lump sum death grant is based on Assumed Pensionable Pay. Any enhancement to the survivor benefits paid after your death will also be based on Assumed Pensionable Pay.