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Death Benefits

The NHS scheme provides benefits to your dependents in the event of your death.

1995 section

If you are a deferred member of the scheme at date of death a lump sum is payable at a rate of 3 x your deferred pension.

Widows will then get a survivor's pension payable for life equal to ½ the amount of the deferred pension accrued. No short-term pension is payable.

Widowers, nominated partners, civil partners will the get a survivor's pension payable for life equal to ½ the amount of the deferred pension accrued based only on service from 6th April 1988. No short-term pension is payable.

Children's pension will be ¼ the amount of your deferred pension per child, if there are no more than two children. If there are more than two children the amount is shared equally among them.

2008 section

If you are a deferred member of the scheme at date of death a lump sum is payable at a rate of 3 x your deferred pension.

Widows will the get a survivor's pension payable for life equal to 37.5% the amount of the deferred pension accrued. No short-term pension is payable.

Children's pension will be 18.75% of the amount of your deferred pension per child, if there are no more than two children. If there are more than two children 37.5% is shared equally among them.

Link to Scottish Government Website