Death Grant Nomination
As a member of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS), you can nominate who or where you would like your Death Grant to be paid.
The following groups would have a Death Grant payable on their death
- All current members of the LGPS
- All members of the LGPS with Deferred Benefits
- Some pensioner members.
Nottinghamshire County Council, as administering authority of the Fund, may, at its absolute discretion, pay the death grant to, or for the benefit of, the member’s nominee, personal representatives or any person appearing to the authority to have been a relative or dependent of the member.
In making its decision, the Council is required to consider any relatives and dependents who have not been nominated, so it is important to understand that there may be circumstances in which the Council may not follow your wishes.
It would therefore be helpful to us, if you could provide some information in support of the nominations you have made.
You can nominate people or organisations, no matter what their relationship is to you and you can change or cancel your nomination at any time which can be done online or by post. Posted letters of cancellation should contain your full name and address and your signature.
In the event of your death, the Council, in exercising its discretions, could consider that your nomination is invalid, for example where a beneficiary cannot be traced or has died or where your personal circumstances have altered significantly since the date of your nomination.
In fact, it is a good idea to review your nominations regularly in case your personal circumstances have changed.
Please note that the Local Government Scheme regulations allow for the Death Grant to be paid without having to form part of the Estate however, where any part of the death grant has not been paid within two years Nottinghamshire County Council must pay it to the personal representative i.e. the Estate.
How do I make/change a nomination?
There are 2 options available to you if you wish to make a new nomination or change an existing nomination.
You can use our online form which will require you to register with the Nottinghamshire County Council Online Services to ensure security.
Please note if you have previously registered for another Nottinghamshire County Council service such as Recycling Centre Access, you will already have an account & can use those login details.
The form can be found alphabetically in the 'view all our online services' list so just look under 'P' for Pensions
Alternatively, you can download & complete the Death Grant Nomination Form (LGPEN9) .
Please note this paper version will need to be sent back to the contact details shown on the form.