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Pensions Act 2008

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Part 2Transferee attains pension compensation age before or on transfer day

Compensation payable to transferee

4(1)Compensation is payable in accordance with this paragraph where the transferee attains pension compensation age before or on the transfer day.

(2)The transferee is entitled to periodic compensation commencing on the transfer day and continuing for life.

(3)The annual rate of the periodic compensation is the aggregate of—

(a)the initial annual rate of compensation, and

(b)any increases under paragraph 17 (annual increases in periodic compensation).

(4)This paragraph is subject to paragraph 18 (compensation cap).

Compensation payable to widow, widower or surviving civil partner

5(1)This paragraph applies where —

(a)the transferee dies after liability in respect of the pension compensation credit has been discharged under section 116,

(b)the transferee was before death entitled under paragraph 4 to periodic compensation commencing on the transfer day, and

(c)the transferee is survived by a widow, widower or surviving civil partner (“the surviving partner”).

(2)Subject to sub-paragraph (4), the surviving partner is entitled to periodic compensation commencing on the day following the transferee’s death and continuing for life.

(3)The annual rate of the periodic compensation at any time is half of the annual rate of the periodic compensation (including any increases under paragraph 17) to which the transferee would at that time have been entitled under paragraph 4 had the transferee not died.

(4)The surviving partner is not entitled to periodic compensation under this paragraph in such circumstances as may be prescribed.

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