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Pensions Act 2014

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9Survivor’s pension based on inheritance of deferred old state pension

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(1)A person is entitled to a state pension under this section if—

(a)the person has reached pensionable age,

(b)the person’s spouse died while they were married or the person’s civil partner died while they were civil partners of each other,

(c)either: (i) the person was under pensionable age when the spouse or civil partner died and did not marry or form a civil partnership after the death and before reaching pensionable age, or (ii) the person was over pensionable age when the spouse or civil partner died,

(d)the person is entitled to an inherited deferral amount under Schedule 5, and

(e)in the case of a person entitled to a choice under section 8, the person has chosen to be paid a state pension under this section.

(2)A state pension under this section is payable at a weekly rate equal to the inherited deferral amount.

(3)But if at any time an order under section 151A of the Administration Act comes into force, the rate of the person’s state pension under this section is increased (at that time) by the percentage specified in the order.

(4)A person may be entitled to more than one state pension under this section.

(5)There are provisions elsewhere that affect a person’s entitlement to a state pension under this section or the rate at which it is payable.

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