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Local Government Pension Scheme (Administration) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009

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Contributions during absences with permission

17.—(1) If a member—

(a)is away from his employment with permission (otherwise than because of illness or injury)—

(i)for a continuous period of less than 31 days; or

(ii)on jury service for any period; and

(b)is receiving reduced pay or no pay,

he must make the payments specified in paragraph (2) on the pensionable pay he would have received during the period but for his absence (“his deemed pay”).

(2) The payments are—

(a)contributions at the contribution rate; and

(b)any payments he was making under regulation 19 (payment of additional regular contributions) of these Regulations or regulation 57 (payments to increase total membership) of the 2002 Regulations.

(3) The member may continue to pay contributions under regulation 21 (additional voluntary contributions and shared cost additional voluntary contributions) which he was paying immediately before the absence began.

(4) If a member—

(a)is away from his employment with permission (otherwise than because of illness or injury) for a continuous period of more than 30 days; and

(b)is receiving reduced pay or no pay,

he must make payments specified in paragraph (5) on his deemed pay.

(5) The payments are—

(a)contributions at the contribution rate for the first 30 days’ absence; and

(b)any payments he was making under regulation 19 of these Regulations or regulation 57 of the 2002 Regulations.

(6) The member may—

(a)make contributions at the contribution rate on his deemed pay for the remainder of the period of absence subject to a maximum of 36 months; and

(b)continue to make any payments he was making under regulation 21 which he was paying immediately before his absence began.

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