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Ex-wife awarded benefits

Shalveen Chand
Saturday, April 05, 2014

THE military took two women to court to determine which of them is the real beneficiary of a military insurance scheme.

The High Court in Suva ruled the former wife of the deceased soldier was the beneficiary because no changes had been made since the policy was taken out in 1996. The case was brought because the deceased had nominated the former wife as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy as the "wife" but failed to change this despite obtaining a divorce and also re-marrying.

The court directed that since the former wife and widow were affected parties, they be made parties to the action and through mediation by the plaintiff, both had consented to share the insurance proceeds.

Despite this, the RFMF sought a legal interpretation on the issue.

The court said the previous nomination was valid despite remarriage and the nominee was the beneficiary, though they had divorced.





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