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Information Note on pension sharing & the new State Pension

DWP has issued a note about arrangements for those reaching state pension age after 6 April 2016

  • The Department of Work & Pensions has issued an information note, aimed at legal and financial advisers, to explain the new arrangements for administering and implementing State Pension sharing on divorce when the new 'flat rate' pension comes into operation from 6 April.

    The note covers:

    • The new State Pension
    • Existing arrangement for State Pension sharing on divorce
    • The new State Pension in transition
    • State Pension sharing on divorce etc during transition
    • Who the changes will affect
    • Valuations of state pensions under the existing arrangements
    • Valuations of state pensions under the new arrangements
    • Valuations of state pensions under the transitional arrangements
    • Scotland
    • Information that we are able to provide to individuals

    You can download the note from the DWP website.

News, published: 09/02/2016

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Published: 09/02/2016

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