Nomination of a cohabiting partner
From 1 April 2014 it is no longer necessary to complete a nomination of cohabiting partner form for your partner to be entitled to receive benefits in the event of your death. However, you may wish to complete and return the form below to ensure that Staffordshire Pension Fund are aware of your personal circumstances.
Please note: to be entitled to receive a pension, your partner will have to prove that for 2 years prior to your death:
- neither you or your partner were married to or in a registered civil partnership with each other, but were living together as if you were
- you or your partner were free to marry (i.e. you were not married to or in a registered civil partnership with someone else, but have not yet divorced or dissolved the civil partnership
- neither you or your partner are living with another person as if you were married to or in a registered civil partnership
- you and your partner are financially interdependent on each other, or your partner was financially dependent on you
If you left employment prior to 01 April 2008, you do not have the option to nominate a cohabiting partner.
Please read the notes carefully before completing the necessary form which needs to be printed, completed and sent to Pension Services.
Form and notes