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 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 spouse 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 up to 31 March 2014 upon which your deferred pension is based, unless you marry after leaving in which case it could be less.
If you marry while your pension is deferred:
- your husband’s pension is based on your membership after 5 April 1988
- your wife’s pension is based on your membership after 5 April 1978
- the survivor’s pension of a same sex marriage is based on your membership after 5 April 1988.