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Local Government Pension Scheme Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000

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Meaning of “eligible child”

G2.—(1) For the purposes of these regulations a child is an eligible child of a deceased person who was in a local government employment when he died and was then a member or a former member, if he is—

(a)the deceased’s legitimate child born before the first anniversary of the member’s or former member’s death,

(b)the deceased’s adopted child,

(c)the deceased’s step-child or illegitimate child,

(d)an adopted child of a person who has been married to the deceased, or

(e)a child accepted by the deceased as a member of the family,

and, in the case of a child within paragraph (c), (d) or (e), is wholly or mainly dependent on the deceased at the time of his death.

(2) For the purposes of these regulations a child is an eligible child of a person who has died after becoming entitled to a retirement pension if—

(a)he is a legitimate child of a marriage of the deceased which took place before the date on which he became entitled to the pension, and was born before the first anniversary of that date, or

(b)he is a child adopted by the deceased before he became entitled to the pension, or

(c)he is a child who was wholly or mainly dependent on the deceased both before he became entitled to the retirement pension and at the time of his death and is—

(i)the deceased’s step-child or illegitimate child,

(ii)an adopted child of a person who married the deceased before he became entitled to the pension, or

(iii)a child accepted by the deceased as a member of the family.

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