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

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Amount of survivor’s pension: general

24.—(1) Subject to article 25, the amount of a survivor’s pension—

(a)in respect of a firefighter member who satisfies an eligibility condition and dies while employed by the Board, is half of the higher tier ill–health pension to which he would have been entitled under article 12(3) had he retired with the benefit of an ill–health award;

(b)in any other case, subject to paragraphs (2) and (3), is half of the pension to which the deceased was entitled.

(2) Where a portion of the deceased’s pension had been commuted under article 19, the amount of the survivor’s pension is half of the deceased’s pension after commutation.

(3) Where the deceased had taken member-initiated early retirement, the amount of the survivor’s pension is—

(a)half of the amount of the pension which the deceased would have received if there had been no actuarial reduction; or

(b)where a portion of the deceased’s pension had been commuted, the amount found by dividing by 2 the product of A and B, where—

A is the amount which the deceased would have received if there had been no actuarial reduction; and

B is the fraction which represents the uncommuted portion of A expressed as a fraction of A.

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