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Local Government Pension Scheme Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000

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Payments to increase widower’s pension by counting membership before 1st April 1972

C14.—(1) Subject to the following provisions of this regulation, a member who—

(a)is a married woman,

(b)is entitled to count a period of membership before 1st April 1972, and

(c)was not a member on 27th July 1989 or has not been a member continuously since that date,

may, by notice in writing given to the Committee, elect to make additional periodical payments in order to count all or part of her period of membership before 1st April 1972 as membership for the purposes of calculating a widower’s pension in accordance with regulation F7(2)(b)(iii).

(2) A notice under paragraph (1) shall specify whether it relates to the whole or only a specified part of the woman’s period of membership which is membership before 1st April 1972.

(3) A notice under paragraph (1) may not be given in respect of a period of less than one year unless—

(a)the whole of the woman’s period of membership before 1st April 1972, or

(b)where she has previously given a notice in respect of part of that membership, the remainder of it,

amounts to less than one year.

(4) Notice under paragraph (1) may be given by a member on more than one occasion.

(5) For the purposes of paragraph (1)(c), the reference to a woman having been a member continuously includes a reference to a woman who, having ceased to be a member became or becomes a member again—

(a)within one month of so ceasing, or

(b)within one month of returning to work in accordance with Article 111 of the Employment Rights (Northern Ireland) Order 1996(1) (which confers the right to return to work following pregnancy or confinement).

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