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Family of GP locum who died on 'day off' denied death-in-service benefits


This is very sad and I feel enormously for the family involved. However, I don't know of any other employer who gives pension rights to temporary staff and I think we are lucky as locums to be able to both contribute and get our employer to contribute on our behalf. It is difficult to determine when we ar " in employment". For example, as an extreme, would a locum who booked in advance two sessions a year in the same practice be entitled to cover? What level of work does entitle you to the benefit? At present the rule is that each period of work is treated separately. That is clear on the pension form which a locum submits at the end of each month. When I stopped working last December, the pensions agency person I spoke to made it quite clear that my membership stopped on the last day that I worked.

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16 Jun 2015

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