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The Local Government Pension Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 1998

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Payments due in respect of deceased persons

94.—(1) If when a person dies the total amount due to his executors under the Scheme (including anything due to him at his death) (“the amount due”) does not exceed the small payments amount, the appropriate administering authority may pay the whole or part of the amount due from their pension fund–

(a)to his executors; or

(b)to the person, or to or among any one or more of any persons, appearing to the authority to be beneficially entitled to the estate,

without the production of confirmation, probate or letters of administration of his estate.

(2) The small payments amount is the amount specified in any order for the time being in force under section 6 of the Administration of Estates (Small Payments) Act 1965(1) and applying in relation to his death.

(3) Such a payment discharges the appropriate administering authority from accounting for the amount paid.

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