HC Deb 04 November 2003 vol 412 c607W
Mr. Djanogly

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what in-service death benefits are payable to members of the Fire Service. [136196]

Phil Hope

For Great Britain the full range of death benefits that are potentially available under the Firefighters' Pension Scheme are:

  • Spouse's Ordinary Pension
  • Spouse's Special Pension
  • Spouse's Augmented Award
  • Spouse's Accrued Pension
  • Child's Ordinary Pension
  • Child's Special Allowance
  • Child's Special Gratuity
  • Child's Accrued Allowance
  • Lump Sum Death Grant
  • Adult Dependent Relative's Special Pension
  • Dependent Relative's Gratuity

Eligibility will depend on individual circumstances at the time of death. In addition, under the Conditions of Service agreed by the National Joint Council for Local Authorities' Fire Brigades, death grant is payable to the dependants or estate of any fire-fighter killed as a result of an accident on duty.