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Is there any legislation, Pensions Ombudsman decisions or Precedent relating to the late payment of pensions to a member overseas?

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Published on LexisPSL on 12/10/2018

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  • Is there any legislation, Pensions Ombudsman decisions or Precedent relating to the late payment of pensions to a member overseas?

While there are a number of Pensions Ombudsman determinations concerning members of UK registered pension schemes living overseas, one determination in particular concerns the late payment of benefits to a member who had moved to New Zealand. This is the Pensions Ombudsman determination Mrs A Hadley [L00844], dated February 2003.

In this determination, although the scheme had not been notified of the member’s move to New Zealand and the payment was made to the member’s UK bank account, the Pensions Ombudsman awarded the member compensation for late payment, taking into account the amo

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