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Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999


Section 44: Disapplication of restrictions on alienation

This section disapplies, in relation to pension sharing orders and provisions of the kind mentioned in section 28(1), the rules on the inalienability of pension rights (which prohibit the assignment, commutation or surrender of pension rights from the member to another person, except on the death of the member) that apply to armed forces pensions and occupational pensions.

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