Spouses’ And Civil Partners’ Pensions
If you die in service, a survivors’ pension is payable to your spouse or registered civil partner. There is no minimum membership requirement and the pension is payable for the life of the surviving spouse or civil partner.
The pension payable to a survivor depends on when you built up your scheme membership:
Pre April 2014 membership
For 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.
Post April 2014 membership
For membership built up from 1 April 2014 to your date of death, the pension payable is equal to 1/160th of your pensionable pay (or assumed pensionable pay where applicable) times the period of your membership in the scheme after 31 March 2014, 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, plus a pension equal to 1/160th of your assumed pensionable pay for each year of membership you would have built up from your date of death to your normal pension age.