Co-habiting partners instead had to complete a form nominating their partner, and while Brewster believed it had been, NILGOSC maintained it had not.
"We need pension scheme rules which reflect the world we live in today, and not the world of 50 years ago".
For 15 years, McMullan had been an employee of Translink, a public transport operator in Northern Ireland, and had paid into the LGPS. "In the meantime we would encourage any surviving partner of a deceased co-habiting scheme member who did not receive their full suite of pension benefits because a nomination was not made to make contact with us".
In this case, the form has been condemned as "unlawful discrimination" by the Supreme Court because you do not have to fill it in if you are married.
Helen Mountfield QC, representing Ms Brewster, had asked the Supreme Court to declare that the opt-in nomination rule in the 2009 regulations breached Article 14 and Article 1 of the First Protocol of the European Convention on Human Rights.
Brewster's lawyers had argued that the requirement of the nomination form was disproportionate and in effect discriminatory.
"A positive decision from the Supreme Court is likely to impact on discrimination against cohabitees across a wide range of areas, not just pension rights".
The Court ruling stated: "There is no rational connection between the objective, which was to remove the difference of treatment between a longstanding cohabitant and a married or civil partner, and the imposition of the nomination requirement and therefore its discriminatory effect can not be justified".
He said: "It is also found in many defined benefit pension schemes in the private sector, of which there are around 11 million members".
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In addition, the ACA raised the age that dependents can receive health insurance under their parents to the age of 26. Congress has started the process of repealing Obamacare , but lawmakers have not united around a replacement plan.
Trump tweeted earlier that morning "Iran has been formally PUT ON NOTICE" for reportedly testing a new weapon last weekend. The historic agreement offered Iran sanctions relief in exchange for greater restrictions on its nuclear energy program.
Emboldened by the Trump administration, the Israeli government is expanding settlement construction at an alarming new rate. But coalition chairman David Bitan told the Times of Israel the vote would "definitely" take place on Monday.
Manufacturers have responded with an increase in selling prices, which may in turn begin to drive consumer price inflation. The PMI rose to 50.9 points in January, up from 46.7 points in December 2016, according to data released yesterday.
A court official in Lilongwe told AFP that the singer adopted two four-year-old twin girls from the country on Tuesday. Say what you will about Madonna she does seem to have her heart in the right place when it comes to children.
The report also documents an increase in attacks from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria's branch in Afghanistan, known as ISKP. The conflict in Afghanistan has killed 24,841 civilians and injured 45,347 since 2009, according to the United Nations report.
The vote was largely along party lines, with every Republican supporting Mr Tillerson and almost every Democrat opposing him. Trustee Jessica Kelly drafted the resolution, modeled after one the East Lansing board of education passed last week.
Trump to play round of golf with Japanese PM in Florida
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New PS4 Pro mode should 'Boost' retail sales
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Ryanair profit slumps on weak pound
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Avid Part of Fox's Super Bowl Team
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Pep Guardiola Comapares Gabriel Jesus To A Watermelon
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Trump Shows His 'Regard' For Black History Month
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Fed To Keep Rates Steady - For Now
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