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Social Security Act 1990

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9(1)In section 41C(3) of the Pensions Act—

(a)in paragraph (a), sub-paragraph (ii) shall be omitted and for the word “or” immediately preceding it there shall be substituted the word “and”; and

(b)in paragraph (d) (provisions about commutation of pensions to be included among the provisions which are not overridden by sections 41A and 41B of that Act) for the word “commutation” there shall be substituted the words “the commutation, suspension or forfeiture”.

(2)After that paragraph there shall be inserted— and

(e)any provision of a scheme whereby, as respects so much of a widow’s or widower’s pension as exceeds the guaranteed minimum pension—

(i)no pension, or a pension at a reduced rate, is payable if the earner and the widow or widower married not more than six months before the earner’s death;

(ii)the whole or any part of the pension is not paid to the widow or widower, but instead comparable benefits are provided for one or more dependants of the deceased earner; or

(iii)no pension, or a pension at a reduced rate, is payable to the widow or widower (or, where a provision such as is mentioned in sub-paragraph (ii) above operates, to another dependant of the deceased earner) who was more than ten years younger than the deceased earner.

(3)In paragraph 7(4) of Schedule 1A to the Pensions Act, in paragraph (a) (adaptations of section 41C(3) in its application for certain purposes to schemes which are not contracted-out) after sub-paragraph (iii) there shall be added—

(iv)from paragraph (e), the words from “as respects” to “guaranteed minimum pension” ;

and paragraph (b) (which made, in relation to schemes which are not contracted-out, similar provision to that made by sub-paragraph (2) above as modified by this sub-paragraph) shall be omitted.

(4)The amendments made by sub-paragraph (1) above shall be deemed to have come into force on 1st November 1986 (the date on which certain amendments relating to commutation, suspension and forfeiture took, or are deemed to have taken, effect).

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