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Scottish Parliamentary Pensions Act 2009

Rule 60: Duration of partner’s pension

250.Rule 60 determines when a partner’s pension commences and the application and payment details required. Rule 60(1) determines that a partner’s pension is payable from the day after the deceased partner died. Rule 60(2) states that payments to a partner need not begin unless the trustees receive notice of entitlement or any relevant information required to arrange payment, for example, details of any other pensions in payment in order to calculate any tax liability if the Lifetime Allowance limit is breached. The Fund trustees also require banking or other payment details.

251.Rule 60(3) makes clear that a partner’s pension is paid for life. This applies regardless of whether the deceased’s partner subsequently marries, becomes a civil partner or co-habits with another person. Rule 60(4) provides for periodic payments of the pension which is usually monthly in arrears.

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