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PO determination on failure to pay death benefits within two-year limit (Lettman PO–3753)

PO determination on failure to pay death benefits within two-year limit (Lettman PO–3753)
Published on: 30 March 2016
Published by: LexisPSL
  • PO determination on failure to pay death benefits within two-year limit (Lettman PO–3753)
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Pensions analysis: In Lettman (PO-3753), the Pensions Ombudsman found the Local Government Pension Scheme administrators guilty of maladministration in exposing beneficiaries to an adverse tax charge by paying a lump sum death grant outside the two-year timeframe allowed by HMRC. Martin Scott of gunnercooke LLP looks at the decision. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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