Survivor's pension payable to your eligible cohabiting partner

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Credit cardsFor each year of membership you built up from 1 April 2014, you were 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 eligible cohabiting partner is calculated on a different proportion:

 
  • 1/160th of the 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.  
 
 
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 after 5 April 1988 and up to 31 March 2014 (including any additional membership purchased by you), upon which your deferred pension is based, plus
  • any of your membership before 6 April 1988 for which, under an election made prior to 1 April 2014, you have paid additional contributions so that it counts towards an eligible cohabiting partner's pension.