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The Judicial Pensions (Requisite Benefits) Order 1988

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Widow’s guaranteed minimum pension

9.—(1) As from the death (whether before or after attaining pensionable age) of an office-holder, his widow shall, subject to paragraphs (2) and (3), be entitled to receive a guaranteed minimum pension the weekly rate of which shall be not less than her guaranteed minimum as ascertained in accordance with section 36(3) of the Act.

(2) Paragraph (1) above shall apply for any such period as is mentioned in section 36(6) of the Act.

(3) Paragraph (1) above shall not apply if

(a)at the date of his death the office-holder’s accrued rights to a guaranteed minimum pension have been extinguished under section 43(7) of the Act, or

(b)the widow’s accrued rights are extinguished under that subsection.

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