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Armed Forces: Pensions

Volume 458: debated on Monday 12 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how he expects survivors’ benefits to be arranged as an aspect of the personal accounts in the planned pension reform; in what circumstances and to whom a survivor’s benefit will be paid; in what circumstances it would not be paid; what would happen to an individual’s personal account money in those circumstances; and if he will make a statement. (123227)

Personal accounts will be a multi-employer occupational pension scheme. Arrangements for dealing with survivors’ and dependants’ benefits will be a matter for the scheme rules, as is the case for other occupational pensions, and will need to operate within the existing legal framework.