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The Superannuation (Allocation of Pension) Rules 1965

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Allocation declaration and closing date

16.—(1) Every allocation declaration shall be made in the form set out in Schedule 1 to these Rules, and shall be lodged with the Department before midnight of the closing date.

(2) An allocation declaration which is not lodged with the Department before midnight of the closing date, or which does not comply with these Rules, shall be invalid.

(3) For the purposes of these Rules, “closing date” means

(a)in the case of a person who at the date of these Rules is eligible to make an allocation under Rule 1 of these Rules, but who was not eligible to make an allocation under the Superannuation (Allocation of Pension) Rules 1935, the last day of the period of six months beginning with the date on which he was notified by the Treasury of the making of these Rules or the last day of the period of three months beginning with the date on which he was supplied with a copy of these Rules, whichever is the earlier;

(b)in the case of any other person who is eligible to make an allocation under Rule 1 of these Rules, the day preceding the first day in respect of which his pension is payable or, if he was supplied by the Department with a copy of these Rules less than three months before such first day as aforesaid, the last day of the period of three months beginning with the date on which he was supplied with a copy of these Rules; and

(c)in the case of a person who is eligible to make an allocation under Rule 2 of these Rules, the last day of the period of three months beginning with the date of his marriage:

Provided that where the Treasury appoint a special closing date, either on the ground that as a result of exceptional circumstances beyond the control of a person eligible to make an allocation, it is not, or was not, practicable for that person to carry through before the relevant date the steps necessary to enable him to make an allocation, or on any other ground mentioned in these Rules, then the expression “closing dateshall mean the date so appointed by the Treasury.

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