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The Firefighters’ Compensation Scheme (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2008.

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3.  Where a person to whom a protected benefit was being paid or might become payable under the Compensation Scheme is placed in a worse position than he would have been in if the Scheme had continued to have effect without the amendments made by Article 2, he may, by giving written notice to the Board, elect that the provisions of the Scheme, in the form in which they existed immediately before the coming into operation of this order, shall continue to have effect in relation to the benefit.

(1) Notice under paragraph (1) must be given not later than 4th September 2008.

(2) For the purposes of paragraph (1), a protection benefit is one paid, or capable of becoming payable, to or in respect of a person who, before the coming into operation of this Order, ceased to be employed by the Board or died.

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