In the case of female civil servants who resigned on marriage and who met certain eligibility requirements, a lump sum payment, known as a ‘marriage gratuity’ was paid in lieu of any other civil service superannuation benefit. Eligibility requirements generally included that the individual:
- was appointed to the civil service from a competition advertised prior to 1 February 1974,
- had at least 5 years' actual reckonable service prior to marriage, and
- resigned from the civil service on or within 2 years of marriage.
The marriage gratuity was calculated at a rate of 1 month’s pay for each year of actual reckonable service up to the date of marriage, subject to a maximum of one year's salary.