Information for members of the LGPS and those with police, firefighter, teacher and NHS pensions
Last updated:
10 July 2017

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What happens if I die in service?

What happens to your pension if you die while paying into the RFMPS 2006.

If you die in service and you are an active member of the scheme, a tax-free lump sum death grant would be the greater of:

  • 2 x rate of pensionable pay based on hours at date of death
  • 2 x whole-time pensionable pay x pensionable service/period of scheme membership of two times your final pay.

This tax-free lump sum will be payable at the discretion of West Sussex Fire & Rescue Authority to your nominee(s), personal representative or any other person appearing to have been your relative or dependant.


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