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Pensions Act 2008

Section 139: Polish Resettlement Act 1947: effect of residence in Poland

457.This section amends section 1(3) of the Polish Resettlement Act 1947 (c.19) to remove the provision preventing payments being made under the Pensions (Polish Forces) Scheme 1964 (S.I. 1964/2007) to or in respect of beneficiaries who are resident in Poland. This will enable pensions to continue to be paid to beneficiaries who become resident in Poland from 1 May 2004.  The section also enables the Scheme’s residency restriction to be retained for beneficiaries who became resident in Poland before that date.

458.This section also provides a power to make provision in the Scheme for backdated payments to be made to or in respect of those who became resident in Poland from 1 May 2004 to the date the amended section 1(3) comes into force in relation to any part of that period.

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