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Pensions Ombudsman update - September 2017

Keep abreast of the latest pensions ombudsman's decisions

Important areas covered in this edition include: 

  • Spouse's pension – member who married two scheme members only permitted one spouse's pension
  • Incapacity pension – trustees should not have revisited decision to grant an incapacity pension
  • CETVs – member not allowed more than one CETV in a 12 month period
  • Overpayments – scheme ordered to write off overpayments and reimburse member
  • QROPS – scheme ordered to pay member unauthorised member payment tax charge and surcharge less notional tax charge
  • Overpayments – recovery by trustee limited to 6 years

Download the full ombudsman update for more on these stories. 

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