While the majority of benefits for single and married members are identical in the DFRDB Scheme and MSBS, death benefits do differ. This leaflet provides information on death benefits which may be of interest to you if you do not have a spouse or any children. If you are a single parent and your children are under 16 years of age or are under 25 and are full time students, you are classified as a member with dependants under both the DFRDB Scheme and MSBS. In this case, your children will receive dependants' benefits in the event of your death.
Military Superannuation and Benefits Scheme (MSBS) Implementation Team