Landmark ruling for cohabiting partners – Elmes v EssexMay 30, 2018
A recent High Court judgement removed the requirement for members of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) to nominate their cohabiting partner to receive a survivor’s pension in the event of their death.
Before this ruling, a survivors’ pension was only paid to a cohabiting partner (for members who died between between 1 April 2008 and 31 March 2014), if the scheme member had filled in a nomination form. This means that, subject to meeting certain criteria, some cohabiting partners may now be eligible for a survivors’ pension if their partner died between 1 April 2008 and 31 March 2014.
Please note that if you, or your cohabiting partner are a member of the 2014 scheme, then a nomination form is not required to be completed.
If you would like more information on this change, including the criteria, then please contact the Pension Fund on 01743 252130.This entry was posted in General Pensions News. Bookmark the permalink. ← Payslips system down for retired members on 24th May Pensions Board Vacancy! →