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Pensions Act 2008

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138War pensions: effect of later marriage or civil partnership

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(1)Section 168 of the Pensions Act 1995 (c. 26) (war pensions for widows: effect of remarriage) is amended as follows.

(2)For subsection (1) substitute—

(1)In determining whether a pension is payable to a person as a widow, widower or surviving civil partner under any of the enactments mentioned in subsection (3) in respect of any period beginning on or after the commencement date, no account may be taken of the fact that the person has married or formed a civil partnership with another person if, before the beginning of that period—

(a)the marriage or civil partnership has been terminated,

(b)the parties to it have been judicially separated, or

(c)in the case of a civil partnership, a separation order has been made in respect of the parties.

(1A)The commencement date is—

(a)for the purpose of determining whether a pension is payable to a person as a widow or widower, 19 July 1995;

(b)for the purpose of determining whether a pension is payable to a person as a surviving civil partner, 5 December 2005.

(3)In subsection (2), in paragraph (a)—

(a)after “a marriage” insert “or civil partnership”;

(b)for “the termination of the marriage” substitute “its termination”.

(4)In that subsection, after “divorce” insert “, dissolution”.

(5)In subsection (3)(a), for “The Naval, Military and Air Forces Etc. (Disablement and Death) Service Pensions Order 1983” substitute “The Naval, Military and Air Forces etc. (Disablement and Death) Service Pensions Order 2006”.

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