USS is now under attack

  • The employers want to end guaranteed pension benefits.
  • They say your final pension should depend on how your 'investments' perform and not on your contributions.
  • We say it's wrong to risk our members' futures.

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Nomination of beneficiaries

Members of USS are advised to inform USS Ltd of the names of relatives, civil partners or others who they would wish to receive any lump sum on their death (otherwise known as making an 'expression of wish'); this may be done through the employer.

Members of USS are advised to inform USS Ltd of the names of relatives, civil partners or others who they would wish to receive any lump sum on their death (otherwise known as making an 'expression of wish'); this may be done through the employer.

Also a person who is wholly or partly dependent on the member might qualify for a dependant's pension - this includes unmarried and same sex partners. A dependant in relation to a member or former member of USS is a person who, in the opinion of the trustee company, was at the time of the member's death either (i) financially dependent on the member, or (ii) dependent on the member because of a mental or physical disability. Dependency on a member includes for USS purposes financial interdependency (eg, significant shared mortgage).

In TPS members may nominate the one or more individuals for their death grant whilst they are in service. They will receive three times the member's full-time equivalent salary not their earnings.

Further information

Last updated: 27 April 2016