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POLICE SERVICE OF NORTHERN IRELAND AND POLICE SERVICE OF NORTHERN IRELAND RESERVE (INJURY BENEFIT) REGULATIONS 2006

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Gratuity in lieu of child’s special allowance

24.—(1) Where a child is entitled to a child’s special allowance, the Board may, subject to regulation 25, commute it for a gratuity:

Provided that the Board shall not exercise its discretion under this paragraph unless—

(a)the child’s surviving parent or guardian consents or, where he has no such parent or guardian, the child himself consents, and

(b)it is satisfied that there are sufficient reasons for so doing.

(2) Where the Board is precluded by reason of the provisions of regulation 25 from exercising its discretion under paragraph (1) but otherwise would exercise it, it may, subject to those provisions, exercise that discretion in relation to part only of the allowance.

(3) A gratuity under this regulation shall be of such amount as may be agreed between the Board and the child’s surviving parent or guardian, or between the Board and the child where he has no such parent or guardian, not exceeding the capitalised value of the special allowance or, as the case may be, that part thereof which is commuted, calculated in accordance with tables prepared from time to time for the purpose by the Scheme actuary.

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