Policy Screening – on proposed changes to pre-2002 Civil Service widows/widowers pension arrangements.

Date published: 16 December 2015

Policy Screening is a routine requirement of amendments to legislation. This Policy Screening form relates to a proposal by the Department of Finance and Personnel to remove the cessation for surviving widows/widowers in the event of future remarriage or cohabitation, and, to reinstate pensions to surviving widows/widowers who have remarried or cohabited with a new partner. It is intended that both elements would come into effect from 1 April 2016.

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