Local Government Pension Scheme Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000

Periods of membership: “total period of membership”

B13.  (1)  For the purposes of these regulations, in relation to any member the following periods count as periods of membership, in relation to an employment in which he is a member—

(a)any period for which he has paid (or is treated as having paid) contributions under regulation C3,C5 or C6, (but subject to the provisions of regulation C7(5) and (6));

(b)any period during which he is absent from duty by reason of illness or injury (whether or not he has paid such contributions for it);

(c)any period which he is entitled to count as such by virtue of regulation C8;

(d)any period which he is entitled to count as such by virtue of regulation B6(6), B15, or C9;

(e)any period which he is entitled to count as such by virtue of regulation K15(1)(a);

(f)any other period which he is entitled to count as such under paragraph 7 of Schedule M2 and, in particular—

(i)any period he became entitled to count as reckonable service by virtue of regulations 39, 40, 48 and 101 of the 1981 regulations, or regulations D4 to D7, D9 or D13 or Part F of the 1992 regulations,

(ii)any period of added years,

(iii)any period which by virtue of the interchange rules became reckonable under the former regulations,

(g)any other period which he is entitled to count as such under Schedule C5.

(2) For the purposes of these regulations, a member’s “total period of membership” is the aggregate of the periods he is entitled to count under paragraph (1) (disregarding any period which he is entitled to count under more than one of paragraphs (a) to (g)), but subject—

(a)to Part I of Schedule B1 (which provides for the exclusion of certain periods of membership for certain purposes);

(b)to Part II of that Schedule (which provides for the inclusion for certain purposes in the total period of membership of certain periods, which are not periods of membership in relation to the employment in which a person is a member, as respects certain benefits in respect of that employment); and

(c)to Schedule C4 (which provides for the limitation of periods of membership for certain purposes).