Staffordshire County Council, as the administering authority for Staffordshire Pension Fund, has absolute discretion in deciding who should receive payment of a death grant.
We would normally make payment of the death grant to your legal personal representative. If the amount due from us is more than £10,000, we will ask to see grant of probate or letters of administration before payment can be made to your legal personal representative.
We can, however, take your own wishes into account. You can complete a form to tell us who you would like to receive the payment in the event of your death. If we believe that the nomination is still valid in the event of your death, payment will be made directly to that person or people without the need for grant of probate or letters of administration.