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Act Now Includes Same-sex

The Nova Scotia government is amending its Pensions Benefits Act to clarify that it includes same-sex couples and those who are living together but are not married. The new amendments include changing the word marriage to relationship and expanding the definition of spouse. The changes to language in the act are meant to ensure it remains inclusive and accurate. Under the changes, couples would only have to live together for one year instead of two to be entitled to their partner’s pension, or three years if either is still married to someone else.

Courtesy of Benefits and Pensions Monitor website News Alerts

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