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Death Grant Nomination

The following groups would have a lump sum death grant payable on their death:-

  • All current members of the LGPS
  • All members of the LGPS with Deferred Benefits
  • Some pensioner members.

A lump sum death grant is the same as the current value of your deferred lump sum and will include any cost of living increases from your date of leaving to the date of your death.

As a member of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS), you can nominate who or
where you would like your Death Grant to be paid. 

You can nominate one or more people, no matter what their relationship is to you.

You can even nominate an organisation, for example your favourite charity. 

It is important to understand that the Nottinghamshire County Council has absolute discretion as to the recipient or recipients of any Death Grant.

The Council will do everything in its power to follow your wishes, but there may be times where this is not possible (for example where a beneficiary cannot be traced or they have died).

Also the Council may consider that the nomination is invalid (for example where your personal circumstances have altered significantly since the date of your nomination).

You can change your nomination at any time. In fact, this is something you should do if your personal circumstances change.

To make a new nomination simply complete a new form.

To cancel your nomination - write to us Contact us.

Your letter of cancellation should contain the name, address and signature of a witness, as well as that of your own.

If you need any further help or simply want to find out more, please Contact us.