Different rules and benefits apply to pensioners (and therefore their dependants) depending on whether they retired (or died) on or before 1 April 2008.
Pre 1 April 2008 Benefits
If you are drawing a survivor pension and/or child allowance as a widow, widower, or surviving civil partner of an HSC Pension Scheme member, on or before 31 March 2008, the changes to the HSC Pension Scheme do not affect you, or your entitlements in any way.
Your entitlements will only be affected by a change in your circumstances, for example if you were to remarry, enter into another civil partnership, or co-habit with a partner. In these cases you must notify us of the change because you would no longer be entitled to these benefits.
Post 1 April 2008 Benefits
Spouses or partners of deceased Pension Scheme members who reired after 1 April 2008 will continue to receive benefits for life, regardless of whether they remarry or enter into another qualifying partnership.
If the payment you receive from us is a child allowance you must inform us immediately when a child ceases full time education or training, or if there are any changes in circumstances that may affect payment of the allowance. Any overpayment will have to be repaid.
Payment Dates for 2023/2024
Pension payment dates will normally fall on the last banking day of each month, with the only exception being December when we aim to arrange payment before the annual holidays. The payment dates are as follows:
28 April 2023
31 May 2023
30 June 2022
31 July 2023
31 August 2023
29 September 2023
31 October 2023
30 November 2023
22 December 2023
31 January 2024
29 February 2024
29 March 2024
For those of you who have your pension paid directly into a bank account each month we normally do not sent out a payslip every month.
You will only receive a pension payslip if your net payment differs by more than £5 per month. Pensioners will soon be able to view their payslips on Member Self Service and communication will be issued on how to sign up for this service in the coming months.