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Local Government Pension Scheme – Wandsworth Borough Council Pension Fund (CAS-81572-B4X3)

Complainant: Mr L on behalf of The Estate of Mr N
Complaint Topic: Death benefits
Ref: CAS-81572-B4X3
Outcome: Not upheld
Respondent: Wandsworth Borough Council
Pensions Shared Service
Type: Pension complaint or dispute
Appeal: No

Ombudsman’s Determination


I do not uphold Mr L’s complaint and no further action is required by the Council or PSS.

Complaint summary

Mr L has complained that the Council should have calculated Mr N’s death grant (the death grant) based on the value of his pension at the time of his death, not at the date of his retirement.

He wants Mr N’s estate to receive an amount of £6,006.97, plus interest, representing the additional amount of the death grant based on the higher pension amount, less the amount of pension that had been paid to Mr N’s bank account after his death.

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