If you die while in employment and before your retirement date, your children will receive an orphan’s pension. As with partner’s pension, we calculate this as if you had continued to work at Mars until your retirement date. The orphan's pension is 20% of the calculated partner’s pension. An indication of this amount is given in your UPO.
Your children will also receive orphan’s pension if you die after leaving employment but before your retirement date. In this case, your children will receive a benefit that depends on the capital you have accrued in your ARP and ASP accounts while you were employed at Mars.
In principle, orphan's pension is paid until the child reaches 18 years of age. This can however be continued until the child reaches 27 years of age, subject to certain conditions.