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The Teachers’ Pension Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 2014

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Payment of benefits in certain cases

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173.—(1) Where a person (P) to whom a benefit is payable has not reached the age of 16 or is incapable by reason of infirmity of mind or body of managing P’s affairs, the scheme manager may—

(a)pay the benefit to any person having the care of P; or

(b)apply it as the scheme manager thinks fit for the benefit of P or P’s dependants.

(2) Where a benefit is payable to a widow and there is more than one widow, the benefit must be paid to the widows in equal shares.

(3) Where on the death of a person (D) the total of any sums due to D and any sums payable to D’s executors under these Regulations does not exceed the amount specified in any order made under section 6 of the Administration of Estates (Small Payments) Act 1965(1) which applies to D’s death, the scheme manager may, without requiring the production of confirmation or other proof of title, pay the amount due—

(a)to D’s executors; or

(b)to the person, or to or among any one or more of any persons, appearing to the scheme manager to be beneficially entitled to D’s estate.

(1)

1965 c.32; the amount currently specified in S.I. 1984/539 is £5,000.

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