Ombudsman Determination: Mr N and Dundee City Council and Scottish Public Pensions Agency P9507
No Scally duty to inform in case of pension benefits
Mrs N worked for Dundee City Council from 1971 until her death in 2013. She was an active member of the Council pension scheme until November 2012.
Mr N made a complaint after his wife’s death about the amount of death benefit he received. Mrs N had opted to stop contributions to the pension Scheme after 40 years of pensionable service. This led to a much reduced death benefit when Mrs N died.
The complaint was not upheld on the basis that: