This depends when the member has died.

Member has died before their last day of pensionable service

An ill health pension will not be paid as the member has died in service.

Member died after their last day of pensionable service

An ill health pension will be paid if:

  • the member has been approved for ill health
  • an AW8 application form has been signed by the member
  • the member has died after the last day of service including any outstanding annual leave.

The AW8 application form must be posted to us with a copy of the members death certificate.

A retrospective ill health pension award will be made to the estate of the member. 

We’ll pay:

  • the retirement lump sum
  • arrears of pension
  • dependant's benefits, if applicable.