Army Pensions Act, 1973

Extension of Army Pensions Act, 1971.

11.—(1) The widow of a person who—

(a) had been granted a certificate of military service under the Military Service Pensions Act, 1924 , but was disqualified from being awarded a pension under that Act by reason of being a serving member of the forces,

(b) died while serving in the forces, and

(c) would have been eligible for the award of a pension under that Act, if he had not so died, but had been discharged from the forces,

shall be deemed to be a widow to whom section 1 (1) of the Army Pensions Act, 1971 , applies.

(2) This section shall be deemed to have come into operation on the 1st day of October, 1971.