If you die in service, a death grant of at least 3 times your pay is paid, as well as a spouse's / qualifying partner's pension and children's pensions, where appropriate.

To protect your loved ones you can make and update your nominations using SPFOnline. You can alternatively fill in a nomination form

If you fail to nominate someone for the death grant, it might take longer for it to be paid and the person receiving it might also have to pay inheritance tax.

It is your responsibility to tell us if you change your mind over who you want to receive the death grant.

If you have separate rights as an active and a deferred / pensioner member, the death grant payable is the higher of the death grants.  These amounts will not be added together.