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The Occupational Pension Schemes (Contracting-out) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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Period for which widower’s guaranteed minimum pension is to be payable

58.—(1) For the purposes of section 13(6) of the Act the prescribed period is—

(a)in a case where the circumstances described in regulation 57(a) exist, the remainder of the widower’s life;

(b)in a case where the circumstances described in paragraph (b), but not either paragraph (a) or paragraph (c), of regulation 57 exist, the period (subject to paragraph (2)) during which the circumstances described in paragraph (b) of regulation 57 continue to exist, and

(c)in a case where the circumstances described in paragraph (c), but not paragraph (a), of regulation 57 exist, the remainder of the widower’s life (subject to paragraph (2)).

(2) There is excluded from the periods prescribed under paragraph (1)(b) and (c) any period—

(a)after the widower’s remarriage under pensionable age;

(b)during which he is under pensionable age and he and a woman to whom he is not married are living together as husband and wife, or

(c)after the widower has attained pensionable age if immediately before he attained that age he and a woman to whom he was not married were living together as husband and wife.

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