Nominated Co-habiting Partners
One of the key improvements to the new scheme is that you can now nominate your cohabiting partner to receive survivor benefits.
You can nominate a cohabiting partner, of either opposite or same sex, by completing a nomination form (below).
Before any benefits are paid to a nominated cohabiting partner the following conditions must have applied for at least 2 years.
• You and your nominated co-habiting partner must be free to marry each other or enter into a civil partnership.
• You must have been living together as if you were husband and wife, or civil partners
• Neither of you have been living with someone else as if you/they were husband and wife or civil partners
• Either your nominated co-habiting partner is financially dependent on you or you are financially interdependent on each other.