Find out what happens when a member who is eligible for 2015 Remedy dies.
Telling us someone has died
When a pension scheme member dies, their surviving family or dependants might be entitled to payments or pensions. We’ll check if:
- there are any death benefits payable
- the member was eligible for 2015 Remedy
- the member has already made a 2015 Remedy choice about their pension benefits
and send the relevant claim forms to the personal representative and anyone entitled to dependant's benefits.
If they need to make a 2015 Remedy choice as part of the claim, we’ll ask the personal representative to choose between final salary benefits and CARE benefits for service between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2022. This is called the Remedy period.
To help them decide, we’ll send a choice letter, known as a Remedial Service Statement (RSS).
Find out more about telling us someone has died.
I already have a survivor or child pension
If your family member was eligible for 2015 Remedy, we’ll offer everyone with a survivor or child pension a choice between final salary benefits and CARE benefits for any service between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2022. This is called the Remedy period.
To help you decide, we’ll send you a choice letter, known as a Remedial Service Statement (RSS). This will show your pension benefits side-by-side in the final salary and CARE scheme, to help you decide which option is the right one for you.
We’ll start writing to most members from October 2023, and we’ll contact everyone to make a Remedy choice by April 2025.
Find out more about Teachers death benefits.