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Information and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.  Hospital visiting restrictions now in place.

Death in Service

Dealing with a death of an employee can be a difficult and emotionally demanding experience. As the line manager, you will most likely be involved in communicating with partners and/or family members during this time with regards to death in service benefits, pensions and final salary arrangements.

To help ensure that our Payroll service and Human Resources are provided with sufficient and accurate information relating to employees who die in service, please review the below guidance which includes a checklist of what is required and a flowchart of the process to follow. This helps Human Resources and Payroll when notifying the Scottish Public Pensions Agency (SPPA) and enables the efficient administration of death-in-service benefits to surviving partners and dependants. 

Please also note the template letters that you may wish to use to confirm details with the partner/family members.

We appreciate that this is a very sensitive subject and if you require any further advice or guidance, please do not hesitate to contact the HR Support and Advice Unit on 0141 278 2700 or email [email protected]  


Death in Service Notes for Managers

Letter - Partner 

Letter - Partner and Children

Letter - No SPPA Service Acknowledgment



Last Updated: 02 March 2020