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The Occupational Pension Schemes (Internal Dispute Resolution Procedures) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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Meaning of “prescribed persons” and “complainant of a prescribed description”

2.—(1) For the purposes of Article 50(1) of the Order (requirement for schemes to make arrangements for the resolution of disagreements between prescribed persons) and of these Regulations, the prescribed persons are, on the one hand, the trustees or managers of the scheme and, on the other hand—

(a)the active, deferred and pensioner members of the scheme;

(b)a widow, widower or surviving dependant of a deceased member of the scheme;

(c)prospective members of the scheme;

(d)persons who ceased to be within any of the categories of persons referred to in sub-paragraphs (a) to (c) within the 6 months immediately preceding the date of an application under regulation 4, and

(e)where there is a disagreement which relates to a question whether a person who claims to be such a person as is mentioned in sub-paragraphs (a) to (d) is such a person, the person so claiming.

(2) For the purposes of Article 50(2) of the Order (resolution of a disagreement on the application of a complainant) and of these Regulations, a complainant of a prescribed description is a person referred to in paragraph (1)(a) to (e).

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