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

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Deferred pension

13.—(1) This article applies to a firefighter member who—

(a)satisfies an eligibility condition; and

(b)before reaching normal retirement age—

(i)resigns or is dismissed from the fire and rescue service; or

(ii)makes a contributions election.

(2) A person to whom this article applies is entitled to a deferred pension which, subject to paragraph (4) and article 15 becomes payable from normal benefit age.

(3) A deferred pension shall be calculated by multiplying the person’s pensionable service by his final pensionable pay and dividing the resultant amount by 60.

(4) Subject to article 53 (withdrawal of early payment of deferred pension), where—

(a)a person to whom this article applies gives to the Board notice in writing requesting early payment of his deferred pension; and

(b)the Board is satisfied, having obtained the opinion of a qualified medical practitioner in accordance with article 46, that the person is permanently disabled from undertaking regular employment,

the Board shall pay the deferred pension from the date of the person’s disablement or, if that date cannot be ascertained, the date of his request for early payment.

(5) Where a deferred pension is paid early in accordance with paragraph (4), it shall be subject to review under article 49(2) (review of ill-health pension).

(6) A person who cancels his deferred pension under article 14 ceases to be entitled to it.

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