Ok thanks for the information.
Each occupational scheme has its' own rules but as a general rule, the spouse of a member of the scheme who has died, will receive a lump sum payment and possibly either as well as or instead of, a small pension. Whether you would get either or both of these, and what the amount would be, will depend on the particular rules of the particular scheme. But you would need to be still married at the date of your spouse's death.
However, if either of you were thinking of divorcing,each person's pension entitlements becaime part of the matrimonial assets to be divided up either by agreement, or by the court, if the parties cannot agree. If a pension pot is small, then one person can argue for a larger share of other assets to make up for the pension asset they would lose on divorce. But if you both have more or less equal pensions, thenon divorce, they would cancel each othe out, so you would be better off not gettign divorced even if your separation is permanent.
I hope this helps and I wish you the best of luck.
Thanks and best wishes...