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Local Government Pension Scheme Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2002

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Rights as to service not matched by credited period

127.—(1) Where the member’s transferred-in service exceeds the credited period, he may count the excess as a period which counts towards his total membership for the purposes of the provisions mentioned in paragraph (2).

(2) Those provisions are –

(a)regulation 18(1) (general qualification for benefits);

(b)paragraphs (a) and (b) of the definition of “normal retirement date” in regulation 26(3);

(c)regulation 43(4) and (5) (amount of active member’s surviving spouse’s long-term pension);

(d)regulation 88(1) (return of contributions).

(3) A period which may be counted under paragraph (1) counts as its actual length.

(4) The Committee must give the member a written notice stating the period of membership he may count under paragraph (1).

(5) The notice must contain a statement of the kind required by regulation 100(2)(c)(i).

(6) The transferred-in service of a transferring member is the service in respect of which he has accrued rights to benefits under his previous occupational pension scheme or appropriate policy (whether or not the transfer value covers all those rights).

(7) The period of that service is the period certified by the trustees or managers of that scheme or issuers of that policy.

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