Reporting a Death

We are always sorry to hear that a member of the Fund has passed away. A member of the team will be available on the phone to help you with any questions or to receive a notification of a bereavement, however you can refer to our process below on how to notify us of a member's death and what our next steps will be.

Death Reporting Process
  • 1

    Please print, complete and send us the 'Death Notification' form to inform us of the death of a Fund member. You may also notify us by phone.

  • 2
    Admin Checks

    The pensions administration team will update the member's record and, if a pension is in payment, future pension payments will be suspended.

  • 3

    We will write to you in approximately 10-15 working days to confirm the status of the member's pension and to advise whether any overpayment or underpayment of pension has occurred.

  • 4

    We will notify HMRC of the total amount of gross pension paid for the tax year of death and the tax deducted for the deceased member. 

  • 5
    Further Benefits

    If there are any further benefits payable, for example a spouse's pension, we will then confirm these details.

Death of a spouse of a pensioner
If you as a member have recently lost your spouse, please accept our sincere condolences on your loss. You do not need to notify our office. If your pension includes a spouse’s/dependant’s benefit any spouse’s pension figures will continue to be shown on annual increase statements as your spouse's benefit would potentially remain payable should you re-marry or meet a new partner.