Retirement pension

Children's pensions

A child's pension may be paid for the benefit of any eligible children of a pensioner who dies. An eligible child is a child who is under age 17, or if over age 17 has since that age been receiving full-time education or is permanently incapacitated. Apart from legitimate children, adopted, illegitimate and step-children are also covered. The amounts of pension payable in respect of eligible children vary according to circumstances.

This section does not apply to children of a pensioner who opted in 1974 to retain Local Act 'OLD' Benefits, or to children of post-retirement marriages

Page last updated: 13 March 2018