The Civil Service Pension Schemes do not only provide pension benefits. In certain circumstances they also provide benefits after your death to the people you care about.

You can complete a Death Benefit Nomination form to confirm who you want to be considered to receive any lump sum benefit.  This could be a family member, a friend, a charity, a business or any other organisation.  For more information, read our Quick Start Guide called 'Peace of Mind -  Benefits for your loved ones'   which provides easy to understand content which will help you understand more on the subject.

Death Benefit Nomination forms are listed below:

Death Benefit Nomination form (DB1) - classic only

Death Benefit Nomination form (DB2) - classic +, premium, nuvos & partnership

Death Benefit Nomination form (DB3) - alpha

Death Benefit Nomination form (PCDB1) - Pension Credit member

Death Benefit Nomination Revocation form

Please complete the form in black ink and in block capital letters and send it to:

Civil Service Pensions (NI)
PO Box 410

Some useful information regarding death benefit nominations:

  • If you die while still in service (but not if you have partially retired or you are already in receipt of a pension from the scheme), the lump sum payable is at least two years' pay
  • If you die after leaving, retiring, partially retiring or taking other Civil Service pension benefits, the lump sum is worked out differently to the description above.  You can find out more information in the scheme guides about the benefits that may be payable
  • Members of classic can only nominate one person or organisation
  • Members of schemes other than classic can choose as many nominees as they want and choose how to split the lump sum between them
  • You can check your existing Death Benefit Nominees by contacting Civil Service Pensions

Other Useful Links:

classic benefits on death-in-service 

classic plus and premium benefits on death-in-service 

nuvos benefits on death-in-service

alpha scheme guide (section 6 refers) 

Death benefits and tax - a guide for personal representatives 



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