Pension for Widows

The following Deeds of Variation establish the provisions that provide survivorship pensions for the widows of qualifying male officers.

These deeds were criminally concealed from the widows by the former Fund Secretary, Margaret O’Halloran.

The survivorship pension was added by the Deed of Variation dated 20 August 1956 that added Regulation 14A.

The original provision required a male officer to elect to trade some of his pension entitlement for a survivorship pension for his widow.

The consolidation Deed of Variation date 6 May 1958 repealed Regulation 14 and added the same provisions back as Regulation 30.

A Deed of Variation dated 20 November 1974 made the survivorship pension “automatic”, by adding Regulation 30A .

There has been no Deed of Variation that had repealed these provisions and any purported Deed of Variation that purported to repealed these provisions would be void and ineffective pursuant to the doctrine of a “Fraud on a Power”.

Copies of the relevant Deeds of Variation are as follows:

Deed of Variation dated 20 August 1956.

1956-08-20 – Deed of Variation

Consolidation Deed of Variation dated 6 May 1958.

1958 Consolidation Deed of Variation

Deed of Variation dated 20 November 1974.

Deed of Variation 20 November 1974


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