Who can receive benefits from the Fund?

Pensions can be paid to either a Qualifying Dependents This will normally be your husband, wife, registered civil partner or a partner with whom you were financially interdependent, or who was financially dependent on you. However, if you were a Nationwide Final Salary member who joined the Fund before 1 September 1998, any spouse to whom you were married on 31 August 1998 and at the date of your death will automatically be your qualifying dependant.

Pensions can also be paid to your natural, step, or adopted children who are either under age 18 or under age 23 and in full-time education.