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Dependants' pension

In addition to a spouse's, partner's or civil partner's pension, a pension can be paid to dependants. A dependant is anyone who was financially dependent on a member on the day of the member's death. It can include children; step, adopted or illegitimate children; parents and brothers and sisters.

New dependant children's pensions beginning on or after 6 April 2006 must stop at the latest by the beneficiary's 23rd birthday. The change does not affect invalidity pensions payable under the Classic Scheme, for which members contribute an additional 2% of pay, whatever date the pension commences, or children already in receipt of a pension where the age limits remain in place.