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Local Government (Superannuation) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1992

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Power to compound certain small pensions

E18.—(1) This paragraph applies where—

(a)a pensionable employee has become entitled to a retirement pension and has attained state pensionable age; and

(b)the aggregate of the annual rates of—

(i)that pension;

(ii)any other retirement pension to which he has become entitled; and

(iii)any increase payable under Article 69 of the Pensions Order in respect of any retirement pension to which he has become entitled,

does not exceed £195.

(2) Where paragraph (1) applies, the Committee may discharge their liability in respect of—

(a)any retirement pension to which the pensionable employee has become entitled; and

(b)if the pensionable employee is a man—

(i)any widow’s long-term pension which, in the event of his dying leaving a widow, would be payable to her in respect of his reckonable service; and

(ii)any children’s long-term pension which, in the event of his dying leaving an eligible child would be payable to or for the benefit of his eligible child in respect of his reckonable service,

by payment to the pensionable employee of a lump sum of such amount as represents the capital value of the pensions mentioned in sub-paragraphs (a) and (b), calculated in accordance with tables prepared by the Government Actuary.

(3) For the purposes of paragraphs (1) and (2), a pensionable employee shall not be treated as having become entitled to a retirement pension in relation to any employment—

(a)in which he ceases to be employed in the circumstances mentioned in regulation E2(1)(c); or

(b)in relation to which he satisfies the requirements of regulation E2(1)(e),

until the date (if any) on which he becomes entitled to receive payments in respect of that pension.

(4) This paragraph applies where—

(a)a widow’s long-term pension is payable to a widow; and

(b)the aggregate of the annual rates of—

(i)that pension;

(ii)any other widow’s long-term pension payable to her; and

(iii)any increase payable under Article 69 of the Pensions Order in respect of any widow’s long-term pension payable to her,

does not exceed £260.

(5) Where paragraph (4) applies, the Committee may discharge their liability in respect of any widow’s long-term pension payable to the widow by payment to her of a lump sum of such amount as represents the capital value of the pension, calculated in accordance with the tables mentioned in paragraph (2).

(6) This paragraph applies where—

(a)a children’s long-term pension is payable to or for the benefit of an eligible child; and

(b)the aggregate of the annual rates of—

(i)that pension;

(ii)any other children’s long-term pension payable to or for the benefit of that child; and

(iii)any increase payable under Article 69 of the Pensions Order in respect of any children’s long-term pension so payable,

does not exceed £260.

(7) Where paragraph (6) applies, the Committee may discharge their liability in respect of any children’s long-term pension payable to or for the benefit of the eligible child by payment of a lump sum of such amount as represents the capital value of the pension, calculated in accordance with the tables mentioned in paragraph (2).

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