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Thank you for your attention.
The divorce petition was at the Brighton County Court 1995.
The section relating to the nomination reads:
'AND UPON the Petitoner undertaking forthwith to sign an irrecocable instruction to the Trustees of the University Superannuation Scheme to grant the Respondant an entitlement to 50% of the death benefit accruing under that Scheme'
My ex husband also nominated our two children for the other 50% but they were over 18 years when he died.
I asked the USS administrator what happens to the money we had paid all those years and she said ' it stays in the fund and benefits others......'
Hello. The wording refers to nominating a beneficary as 'at the Trustee Company's discretion' this is for either a pension share or a lump sum. When USS refused to allow me a share of the pension my solicitor applied for a lump sum which was also refused.
There are the notes in 'A guide to members Jan 1992' USS . On the actual nomination form it adds 'within five years of retirement'
There were many comments from USS about the fact that I was awarded the family home which is nothing to do with them or the pension fund which we paid into. Nor were they aware of the full details of our lives etc.
Thank you. Sincerely Fran