If you die within five years of retirement we will pay the balance of five years pension to a beneficiary or beneficiaries at the discretion of the trustees.
If you retired on the grounds of ill health and die before your NRD we will pay the death in service lump sum less payments already received if this is higher than the five-year guarantee.
Please complete a Member's wishes concerning disposal of Death in Retirement benefits (NOM2) form (pdf) to guide the trustees regarding the lump sum.
Adult dependants and children may also be entitled to a pension following your death.
If you wish to report the death of an OSPS pensioner please email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring (01865) 616020. We will need to see a copy of the death certificate and we will accept a scanned copy sent by email.
If there are dependents we will also need at some point to see the relevant birth certificates and marriage certificates (if applicable). We will write to any dependents giving them details of any benefits due and ask them to fill in a Pensioner Registration Form.