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Scottish Parliamentary Pensions Act 2009

Transitional provisions – 5 year guarantee

297.Provision is made in Schedule 3 at paragraphs 14-15 to protect the entitlement of existing scheme members under the 1999 scheme rules. In respect of those members, paragraph 13 provides for lump sums up to the equivalent of five years pension payments to continue to be paid in the event of the death of a deceased scheme pensioner over 75 with no surviving partner. Paragraph 14 protects the entitlement of a deferred pensioner’s personal representatives to receive a refund of contributions where the deceased had no surviving partner or children (a “deferred pensioner lump sum under N” of the 1999 scheme rules).

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