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Pensions Act 2008

Section 140: Pre -1948 insurance affecting German Pensions EntitlementSection 141: Pre-1948 insurance: supplementary

459.Section 140 enables a UK pensioner who has a German pension entitlement which is reduced or extinguished by a period of pre-1948 insurance to request that they are deemed not to have had such insurance. The section applies to people who entered the UK as unaccompanied children from Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia or Poland (known as the ‘Kindertransport’) between 2 December 1938 and 31 May 1940. It is intended to be used by former members of the ‘Kindertransport’. The section also gives the Secretary of State a power to ensure that the pensioner’s UK pension entitlement is not adversely affected by the exercise of the powers conferred by this provision.

460.It is supplemented by section 141 which explains what a period of pre-1948 insurance is.

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