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6(1)This paragraph applies to an individual who—
(a)was a “participating member” under the 1999 scheme rules, but
(b)is not, immediately before the new rules day, a “pensioner member” under the 1999 scheme rules.
(2)After the new rules day—
(a)the “aggregate period of reckonable service as a participating member” which an individual to whom this paragraph applies has obtained under the 1999 scheme rules is to be treated as a period of reckonable service as an MSP for the purposes of the new scheme rules, and
(b)the individual concerned is to be treated as having made lower rate scheme member contributions during that period.
(3)Where an individual to whom this paragraph applies—
(a)is purchasing added years by periodical contributions in accordance with Schedule 5 to the 1999 pensions order immediately before the new rules day, or
(b)has had an application to purchase added years accepted by the SPCB in accordance with Schedule 5 to the 1999 pensions order but has not yet made the lump sum payment,
no part of the added years concerned are to be treated as forming part of the individual’s “aggregate period of reckonable service as a participating member” for the purposes of this paragraph.
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