If you die before you claim under the Pension Bonus Scheme

We don’t transfer your Pension Bonus to your estate if you die before you claim.

Your partner may get the Pension Bonus Bereavement Payment. How much they’ll get depends on how many bonus periods you had accrued.

If you’re a member of the scheme separate to your partner and you’re working, you can still claim your own bonus if your partner dies. If you rely on your partner’s work to pass the work test, you’ll need to:

  • start work, or
  • claim your bonus within 26 weeks after your partner dies

Page last updated: 12 May 2018