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Church of England (Pensions) Measure 1988 (No. 4)

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3Pensions for widows and widowers

For section 10 of the 1961 Measure (pensions for widows) there shall be substituted the following section—

10Pensions for widows and widowers

(1)Subject to the provisions of this section, where a scheme member who has performed a qualifying period of pensionable service dies on or after 1st April 1988 leaving a widow or widower, the widow or widower shall be entitled to receive from the Board for the remainder of her or his life a pension equal to two-thirds of the deceased scheme member’s pension.

(2)Where the deceased scheme member’s marriage took place after his or her retirement from pensionable service and within six months of his or her death, the widow or widower shall not be entitled to a pension under this section, but the Board may if they think fit grant a pension to the widow or widower.

(3)The Board may if they think fit in exceptional circumstances grant a pension to the widow or widower notwithstanding that the deceased spouse had performed less than two years' pensionable service.

(4)The Board may if they think fit discontinue the payment of a pension to a widow or widower who re-marries and may if they think fit resume the payment of a pension terminated on remarriage.

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