Thursday 21 August 2014

Widow’s Pension for Life

An enduring injustice in the 1987 Police Pension scheme is that those in receipt of a widow or widowers’ pension under those scheme rules lose their pension if they remarry or cohabit. Although improvements have been made to this aspect of the police pension in subsequent schemes, the provisions were not made retrospective in their affect so most police widows are still in the position of losing their pension in these circumstances. We believe this provision is demeaning and not an appropriate condition in a modern age and it should be abolished.

The link below is to a petition seeking a change to this provision and we would encourage members to sign it. 


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