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

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Bereavement pension: survivors

26.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), a person entitled to a survivor’s pension under article 23 is also entitled, in respect of each of the 13 weeks following the death, to a bereavement pension of an amount equal to the difference between the weekly rate at which the survivor’s pension is paid and—

(a)if the deceased was a firefighter member when he died, the weekly rate of his pensionable pay when he died;

(b)in any other case, the weekly rate of his pension or pensions (including any increase under the Pensions (Increase) Act (Northern Ireland) 1971) when he died.

(2) No entitlement arises under paragraph (1) where—

(a)a contributions election had effect at the date of the deceased’s death; or

(b)the deceased was entitled to a deferred pension that had not come into payment.

(c)Commutation of survivor’s pension

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