Survivor's pension payable to your spouse (from an opposite sex or same sex marriage)

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For membership built up before 1 April 2014 to your date of death the pension payable is:
 
  • 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.