Relatives or next of kin of members

Registering the death of a member

Working out what to do first when someone dies can seem overwhelming. While it is distressing to lose someone, it is worth dealing with financial matters as soon as you can.

If you need to notify us of the death of one of our members, then you can do this by calling the LSF on 020 7648 8970 or completing the form below. When you contact us, we will need the following:

  • The member’s full name, date of birth, and if known, their Pension Number (formerly referred to as "Our ref" on older documents) and/or their National Insurance number.
  • The date the member passed away
  • A copy of the death certificate (we do not require an original) once it is available
  • Details of any spouse, civil partner or financially dependent individual
  • The name, address, telephone number and email address (if applicable) of the nominated person we can deal with in respect of the death – for example, spouse, solicitor or executor.

Once you have notified us of the death, we will stop any pension that may be in payment. We will then write to the nominated individual with the necessary information for tax purposes. Where a dependant’s pension is payable, we will also write to the beneficiary directly in order to set up a dependant’s pension.

Power of Attorney

If you hold a Power of Attorney on behalf of one of our members, then you can use the form below to let us know. When you contact us, we will need the following:

  • The members full name, date of birth, and if known, their Pension Number (formerly referred to as "Our ref" on older documents) and/or their National Insurance number.
  • A copy of the Power of Attorney

Once we have received and verified this information, we will be able to correspond with you regarding the member’s benefits.

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