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Local Government Pension Scheme Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000

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Right to count service

K15.—(1) Where a transfer value has been accepted under regulation K14 in relation to a person, he shall be entitled—

(a)subject to regulation K19(4), (5) and (6), to count a period calculated as mentioned in regulation K16 or, as the case may be, regulation K17, or regulation K18 as a period of membership for all purposes of these regulations (except that of determining whether there is any entitlement to benefit (other than any benefit under regulation D18)), and

(b)to count as a period to which Part II of Schedule B1 applies all the service in respect of which he has accrued rights to benefits under his previous occupational pension scheme or appropriate policy, as certified by the trustees or managers of that scheme or issuers of that policy, whether the transfer value relates to some or all of those accrued rights.

(2) For the purposes of making any calculation under these regulations a period of membership which may be counted under paragraph (1)(a) shall be treated—

(a)where the person is a man, as a period after 5th April 1978, and

(b)subject to regulation K17(6) where the person is a woman, as a period after 31st March 1972.

(3) A period which may be counted under paragraph (1)(b) shall count at its actual length.

(4) The Committee shall provide the person with a written notice stating the periods of membership which he is entitled to count under paragraph (1)(a) and (b).

(5) A notice under paragraph (4) shall contain a statement of the kind required by regulation J4(2)(c).

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