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The Pension Protection Fund (Pension Compensation Sharing and Attachment on Divorce etc.) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011

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Compensation payable in the case of relevant partners and surviving dependants

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20.—(1) This regulation applies where the transferee—

(a)was before death entitled to present or future payment of periodic compensation calculated in accordance with paragraph 4 or 6 of Schedule 4, or

(b)would have become so entitled had the transferee not died before the Board discharged liability for a pension compensation credit.

(2) Subject to paragraph (4), a relevant partner is entitled to periodic compensation in the circumstances prescribed in paragraph (3).

(3) The circumstances are where there is provision to pay a survivor’s pension to a relevant partner under the admissible rules of the scheme (whether discretionary or otherwise) and—

(a)the transferee—

(i)has supplied the Board with a valid nomination in favour of the relevant partner, and

(ii)the relevant partner has demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Board that the relevant partner was living with the transferee at the date of the transferee’s death, or

(b)where the transferee has not supplied the Board with a valid nomination in accordance with paragraph (a)(i), the relevant partner supplies evidence to the satisfaction of the Board that, at the date of the transferee’s death the relevant partner was—

(i)financially dependent or interdependent, on the transferee, and

(ii)living with the transferee.

(4) No compensation may be paid under paragraph (2) where the transferee had a civil partner or a spouse at the date of the transferee’s death and there is no valid nomination in favour of the relevant partner.

(5) A surviving dependant is entitled to periodic compensation in the circumstances prescribed in paragraph (6).

(6) In the case of a surviving dependant, the circumstances are where there is supplied to the Board—

(a)in the case of a natural child of the transferee, a birth certificate or other evidence demonstrating to the satisfaction of the Board that the child is the natural child of the transferee;

(b)in the case of an adopted child of the transferee, the adoption certificate demonstrating that the child is the adopted child of the transferee, or

(c)in the case of any other surviving dependant, evidence demonstrating to the satisfaction of the Board that the surviving dependant is a dependant of the transferee.

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