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Scottish Parliamentary Pensions Act 2009

Rule 62: Children’s pensions

257.Rule 62(1) determines that a children’s pension may be payable in the event of the death of a participating member, scheme pensioner or deferred pensioner.

258.Rule 62(2), (3) and (4) determine that, where a partner’s pension is payable, the total children’s pension payable will be a quarter of the deceased’s scheme pension entitlement (as calculated under rule 56, see paragraphs 235-240) if there is one child and 3/8ths if there are two or more children (Amount A). Where no partner’s pension is payable the total amount is higher, being 5/16ths of the deceased’s scheme pension entitlement for one child or 5/8ths for two or more children (Amount B).

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