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The Health and Personal Social Services (Superannuation Scheme and Additional Voluntary Contributions) (Pension Sharing) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2004

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Amendment of Regulation 2

2.  In regulation 2 (Interpretation) of the AVC Regulations there shall be inserted in the appropriate places in alphabetical order the following definitions –

“the 1993 Act” means the Pensions Schemes (Northern Ireland) Act 1993;

“the 1999 Order” means the Welfare Reform and Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 1999;

“the AVC Scheme” means the Scheme whose rules are set out in these Regulations;

“appropriate rights” means rights which are described in paragraph 5 of Schedule 5 to the 1999 Order (Pension credits: mode of discharge – Appropriate rights);

“eligible member” has the meaning given by section 97P(1) 1993 Act(1);

“the HPSS Superannuation Scheme” means the Health and Personal Social Services Superannuation Scheme for Northern Ireland, the rules of which are set out in the 1995 Regulations;

“normal benefit age”, in relation to the AVC Scheme, means the age of 60;

“pension credit” means a credit under Article 26(1)(b) of the 1999 Order or section 29(1)(b) of the Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999;

“pension credit benefit” has the meaning given by section 97B of the 1993 Act;

“pension credit member” has the meaning given by Article 121(1) of the Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 1995(2);

“pension credit rights” has the meaning given by section 97B of the 1993 Act;.

(1)

Section 97P was inserted by Article 34 of the 1999 Order

(2)

The definition of “pension credit member” inserted by paragraph 50(3) of Schedule 9 to the 1999 Order

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