436. Minimum pensions for widows, widowers and surviving civil partners.

Subject to the provisions of Part III of the Pension Schemes Act 19931, the scheme must provide2 that if the earner3 dies leaving a widow, widower or surviving civil partner (whether before or after attaining pensionable age4), the widow, widower or surviving civil partner will be entitled to a guaranteed minimum pension5 under the scheme6. The scheme must contain a rule to the effect that:


    (1)     if the earner is a man, or a woman in a relevant gender change case7, who has a guaranteed minimum8, the weekly rate of the widow's pension will be not less than the