27 April 2021

WIDOW’S/SURVIVORS PENSION ENTITLEMENT.

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28 October 2020

National Fraud Initiative 2020

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FIRE SERVICE PENSIONS (WEST MIDLANDS)

Amendments to the Firefighters’ Pension Schemes

Changes have been made to the 1992 Firefighters’ Pension Scheme and the Firefighters Compensation Scheme. These changes come into effect from 1 April 2019 and are explained below:

 

Surviving partner’s pension

The 1992 scheme and the compensation scheme rules on survivors’ pensions have been changed following a legal judgment.  This judgment considered the restriction of service within the calculation of the surviving partners’ pension for civil partners and same sex marriage unlawful.

The 1992 Firefighters’ Pension Scheme and the Firefighters’ Compensation Scheme have been changed to remove the restriction on service from 6 April 1988 used in the calculation of a survivor’s pension to a civil partner or same sex marriage.  This change applies retrospectively.

This has the following effect;

  • If you are a firefighter member (whether you are active, have left or retired) and in a civil partnership or same sex marriage.  You do not need to do anything, the survivors pension payable on your death will automatically be calculated based on your full service with no restriction applied.  

  • If you are in receipt of a  

    • Firefighters survivors pension from the 1992 scheme, and or  

    • Survivors pension from the compensation scheme (under the rules of the compensation scheme, a survivors pension is only paid where the former Firefighter died from the effect of a qualifying injury or of infirmity of mind or body occasioned by a qualifying injury)  
      and were civil partnered or in a same-sex marriage, your pension may have been calculated based on restricted service from 6 April 1988 only.  Your pension in payment may need to be recalculated to include the firefighter member’s full service.  

  • If a family member or friend, who has subsequently died was in receipt of  

    • a survivors pension from the Firefighters scheme, and or

  • Survivors pension from the compensation scheme (under the rules of the compensation scheme, a survivors pension is only paid where the former Firefighter died from the effect of a qualifying injury or of infirmity of mind or body occasioned by a qualifying injury)  as a result of being in a same-sex marriage or civil partnership with a member of the Firefighters scheme, the pension may have been calculated based on restricted service from 6 April 1988 only.  
    If you believe that you or someone you know may be affected by these changes you should contact pensions@wmfs.net for further information.

Message From Pension Department

 

Due to a number of letters coming back to Pensions at West Midlands Fire Service not at this address they have asked me that if you change address can you phone either on 0121 380 6933 or e-mail pensions @wmfs.net could you treat this as urgent

 

Pension Days

The following day are when West Midlands Fire Service (Pensions Department) will pay your Pension in 2022

and 2023

 

 

2022

Tuesday 04th January 2022

Tuesday 01st February 2022

Tuesday 01st March 2022

Friday 01st April 2022

Tuesday 03rd May 2022

Wednesday 01st June 2022

Friday 01st July 2022

Monday 01st August 2022

Thursday 01st September 2022

Monday 03rd October 2022

Thursday 01st November 2022

Thursday 01st December 2022

 

2023

Tuesday 03rd January 2023

Wednesday 01st February 2023

Wednesday 01st March 2022

Monday 03rd April 2023

Monday 01st May 2023

Thursday 01st June 2023

Monday 03rd July 2023

Tuesday 01st August 2023

Friday 01st September 2023

Monday 02nd October 2023

Wednesday 01st November 2023

Friday 01st December 2023