Fire Pension Scheme

Death Benefits

If you were to die in service as a member of the FPS 1992, a death grant would be payable. This would normally be 2 times your pensionable pay as at the date of death or, if you were absent from duty at that time, 2 times your pensionable pay immediately before the absence began. If you are working part time hours the pensionable pay would be the part time rate.

Tax rules prevent the payment of a death grant in respect of a person who has attained age 75 but it is unlikely that a firefighter would still be serving at that age.

The Fire & Rescue Service (FRS) would pay the death grant to your legal spouse or civil partner, provided they were not living apart at the time of death. (This means more than a physical separation, e.g. as would be the case if you were away from home attending a training course; it implies recognition by at least one of the spouses or partners that the marriage or partnership is at an end).

If you are not married, not in a civil partnership, and not living apart, the death grant would be paid to your personal representatives.

  • Survivor Benefits
  • Children's Pensions

Please Note

There is NO death grant payable if you have already left the service, or opted out of the FPS 1992 at the date of death.