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Local Government Pension Scheme Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000

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J11.  In this Part—

(a)“complainant” means a person who is—

(i)an active member, deferred member or pensioner member of the Scheme;

(ii)a widow, widower or surviving dependant of a deceased member of the Scheme;

(iii)a prospective member of the Scheme;

(iv)a person who ceased to be within any of the categories of persons referred to in sub-paragraphs (i) to (iii) above within the six months immediately preceding the date of an application under regulation J6 of these regulations; and

(v)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 (i) to (iv) is such a person, the person so claiming;

(b)“active member”, “deferred member” and “pensioner member” have the meaning given in Article 121(1) of the Pensions Order(1) and in this Part of the regulations, a reference to “a member” shall, where the context permits, include a reference to a prospective member, a deferred member and a pensioner member as appropriate;

(c)“prospective member” means any person who, under the terms of his contract of service or these regulations—

(i)is able, at his own option, to become a member of the Scheme,

(ii)will become so able if he continues in the same employment for a sufficiently long period,

(iii)will be admitted to the Scheme automatically unless he makes an election not to become a member, or

(iv)may be admitted to the Scheme subject to the consent of his employer, and

in relation to a prospective member, the references to his employing authority, LGPS employer and the Committee shall be construed as references to the body that would be such under these regulations were he to become an active member of the Scheme.

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