5.—(1) A pensioner whose spouse or civil partner has died is entitled to an inherited amount under this paragraph if—
(a)the marriage took place or the civil partnership was formed before 6 April 2016,
(b)the pensioner was over pensionable age when the spouse or civil partner died,
(c)the spouse or civil partner was, immediately before his or her death, entitled to a state pension payable at the transitional rate, and
(d)that transitional rate exceeded the full rate of the state pension.
(2) The inherited amount is half of the amount by which the transitional rate of the state pension for the spouse or civil partner exceeded the full rate of the state pension immediately before the death.