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Document What age can a children's pension be paid to?

Where your Scheme membership extends to or beyond 1 April 2008

A pension may be paid if the child is dependent on you, both at retirement and on death, and they are:

  • Under age 23, or
  • Aged 23 or over and unable to earn a living due to permanent physical or mental infirmity the child may have at the time the member died.

Where your Scheme membership ended before 1 April 2008

A pension may be paid if the child is dependent on you, both at retirement and on death, and they are:

  • Under age 17, or
  • Aged 17 or over but still in full-time education or training and have been so continuously since the age of 17 until they reach a maximum age of 23*, or
  • Aged 17 or over and unable to earn a living due to permanent physical or mental infirmity they may have at the time the member died.
*If you retired before 6 April 2006 the maximum age limit of 23 does not apply.
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