Q: In my Final Salary Pension there is a ‘death in service’ agreement, whereby lifetime assurance cover is payable which is 4 times the salary value. This is paid by the employer and no contributions are made by the employee. Is it permissible for my spouse to receive this lump sum?
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A: This is part of the remuneration for service and forms a part of your employment contract. This suffers from uncertainty as the final payment is unknown.