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Spouse and civil partner

If you die in service, and have at least 2 years qualifying service, your spouse or civil partner is entitled to a pension when you die. The pension payable is 50% of the ill health pension that you would have received if you had been permanently disabled for regular employment at the time of your death. View further information about the calculation of an ill health pension.

If you die and you have:

  • a Police Pension Scheme 2015 (PPS 2015) pension, or
  • a PPS 2015 deferred pension not yet in payment after leaving Kent Police, or
  • opted out of the PPS 2015 and are entitled to a PPS 2015 deferred pension but die in service

your spouse or civil partner is entitled to a pension of 50% of your pension at the date of your death.

The pension payable is 50% of your pension entitlement at the date of your death.

If your spouse or civil partner is more than 12 years younger than you, their pension will be reduced to reflect the age difference. This reduction will be 2.5% for every year or part of a year over 12 years, up to a maximum reduction of 50%.

If you married or formed a civil partnership within the 6 months prior to your death, then Kent Police has discretion to withhold your spouse's or partner's pension.