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Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999

Section 48: Activation of benefit sharing

This section lists the circumstances under which the process of sharing state scheme rights, set out in section 49, can be triggered in England and Wales, and Scotland. The provisions are analogous to those in section 28 of this Act, except that there is no equivalent in section 48 to section 28(4)(b), (5)(c) or (6), since earmarking orders cannot be made in relation to state scheme pension rights.

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