Entitlement to your pension ceases on your death. It cannot pass to any other person. You should ensure that your next of kin or another representative is aware that in the event of your death they should contact the scheme administrators immediately to avoid an overpayment of pension. Your bank should also be notified immediately, so that they are aware that no further pension payments to you can be accepted.
Once the death has been registered a copy of the death certificate should be forwarded to the scheme administrators. They will then be able to ensure that any spouse's, including a civil partner's benefits are paid promptly. Your spouse, including a civil partner will receive a pension for life or until remarriage or cohabitation.
For detail of the benefits payable in the event of death after retirement.
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