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There may be a pension for children under 18 (17 if you're in classic) or 23 if they're in full-time education or vocational training. Children with a disability whose health will prevent them from working may be able to receive the pension for life.
How much pension each child gets will depend on which scheme you’re in, how many children’s pensions are payable and whether there’s also a pension payable to your spouse, civil partner or declared partner. Learn more about Children’s pensions
A Civil Service pension allows you to nominate a beneficiary (including charities) to receive a tax-free lump sum in the event of your death. The amount that you can leave and the number of beneficiaries depend upon the pension scheme that you are on:
Classic pension scheme
You can only nominate one person or organisation.
Member of the other schemes
You can choose as many nominees as you want.
You can also choose how to split the lump sum between them.