This case was heard before the High Court on 18 January 2018. The outcome removes the requirement for a nomination form for cohabiting partners (who meet certain criteria) to be completed.
From April 2014, a nomination form for cohabiting partners has not been required. However, between April 2008 and March 2014 a survivor’s pension could only be paid to cohabiting partners (who meet certain criteria) if the deceased person had completed a nomination form.
If your cohabiting partner paid into the LGPS and died between April 2008 and March 2014, we may not have been able to pay a survivor’s pension to you under the legislation at the time.
If you think this may affect you, please contact us.