Child's Pension

Death in Service

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Child's Pension

Childrens' pensions are payable for so long as eligible children remain following your death. To be eligible your children must be:

  • aged under 18 (or under 23 if in full-time education or training since before the age of 18), and

  • a natural or adopted child , or

  • a step-child 

  • dependent upon you by reason of incapacity since before the age of 18, or

  • born within 12 months from the date of your death.

The administering authority may, at their discretion, ignore a break in training or education and you can ask your administering authority what their policy is on this matter.

Children's pensions are fully index-linked.

A full breakdown of how a child's pension is calculated can be found on the LGPS website.