What happens to your NHS pension when you die?

The pension accumulated from your service with the NHS in Scotland offers a number of valuable benefits to your surviving family members when you die. Select from the options on the left to see the benefits that would be provided depending on when you die and which section of the NHS (Scotland) Superannuation Scheme you belong to.

If you hold benefits in more than one section of the NHS (Scotland) scheme, death in service benefits are only based on the regulations that apply to the most recent scheme you’ve been active in. Any survivor benefits that are based upon service within a previous scheme will be calculated separately.

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