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Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999

Chapter II

Section 47 sets out which state scheme rights may be subject to pension sharing.

Sections 48, 49 and 50 (andSchedule 6) provide for pension sharing to apply to the additional pension built up in SERPS. The additional pension rights obtained by a former spouse following a pension share are called the “shared additional pension”.

Section 51 defines some of the terms used in Chapter II.

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