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What if I die as a member?

Short term pension (no longer paying in)

If you left the LGPS before 1 April 2008 a short term pension payable at a higher rate may be payable to your surviving spouse or civil partner for a period of three months (or six months if there is an eligible child in the care of the surviving spouse or civil partner) from the date of death.

This pension is usually equal to the level of your pension, however, if you are a woman the short term pension payable to a widower may be based on your membership of the LGPS after 5 April 1988 only. In addition, if you entered your civil partnership or married after leaving the LGPS the amount of short term pension payable may be less than the value of your pension.

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