• Yes, but they have to be a legally married or civil partner, the scheme does not recognise common law partners.
  • The entitlement ceases in the event of them remarrying or co-habiting. For widows the pension is half the officers uncommutted pension, for widowers the matters is complex as not all service prior to 1990 is calculated at the same rate.
  • Guidance on widower’s entitlement should be sought from the Pension Administrators.