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The New Firefighters’ Pension Scheme Order (Northern Ireland) 2007

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Regular firefighters who became members of the 2007 scheme on or after 6th April 2006

13.—(1) The following provisions of this paragraph apply in relation to regular firefighters who became members of the 2007 Scheme on or after 6th April 2006 and before the coming into operation of this Order.

(2) Where, before the coming into force of this Order, the firefighter made an election under article 59 of the 2007 Scheme (election not to pay pension contributions), that election shall be treated on and after the coming into operation of this Order as an election under article 8 of the New Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (Northern Ireland) (“the new scheme”).

(3) The period of the firefighter’s service as a member of the 2007 Scheme shall be treated as a period of qualifying service under article 55(1)(a) of the new scheme.

(4) The period of the firefighter’s pensionable service accrued under the 2007 Scheme shall be treated as pensionable service accrued under article 56(1)(a) of the new scheme.

(5) Where, before 6th April 2006, the Board accepted a transfer value in respect of the firefighter under article 53 of the 2007 Scheme (receipt of transfer value)—

(a)the amount accepted shall be treated as a transfer value payment accepted under article 80 of the new scheme, irrespective of paragraphs (2) and (3) of article 56, and

(b)article 81 shall apply as if, for paragraph (2), there were substituted—

(2) For the purposes of that calculation, the member’s pensionable earnings are to be taken to be the amount of those earnings as at the date on which the transfer value payment is received..

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