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The Police Pension (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2007

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Police officer’s ill-health pension

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26.—(1) This regulation applies to a police officer who retires or has retired under regulation 18 (retirement on the ground of disablement) unless—

(a)he has made an election under regulation 7 which had effect at the time of his retirement;

(b)he is ineligible for pension awards payable on the ground of permanent disablement under regulation 6; or

(c)who has attained the age of 55 at the time of his retirement, and in such a case that policeman shall be entitled to an ordinary pension under regulation 24 instead of an ill-health pension as provided in this regulation.

(2) Subject to the provisions of these Regulations, a police officer to whom this regulation applies shall be entitled to an ill-health pension as provided in this regulation.

(a)In the case of a police officer who, at the time of his retirement—

(i)fulfils the qualifying service criterion, or

(ii)is disabled as the result of an injury received without his default in the execution of duty; and

(b)is permanently disabled for the performance of the ordinary duties of a member of the police service; but

(c)is not permanently disabled for engaging in any regular employment otherwise than as a police officer,

the award under paragraph (2) shall be an ill-health pension calculated in accordance with regulation 27 (“a standard ill-health pension”).

(4) In the case of a police officer who, at the time of his retirement, falls within paragraph (3)(a) but is permanently disabled both for the performance of the ordinary duties of a member of the police service and for engaging in any regular employment otherwise than as a police officer, the award under paragraph (2) shall comprise—

(a)a standard ill-health pension and;

(b)an additional pension calculated in accordance with regulation 28 (“an enhanced top-up ill-health pension”).

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