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The Local Government Pension Scheme Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014

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21.—(1) A person is not entitled to a return of contributions under regulation 20 (rights to return of contributions) if that person—

(a)becomes an active member of the Scheme again within one month and one day of ceasing active membership in an employment, or before the date a return of contributions has been issued by the Committee, whichever is the later;

(b)left the employment because of—

(i)an offence of a fraudulent character; or

(ii)grave misconduct,

in connection with the employment;

(c)benefits from a transfer value payment to another registered pension scheme or to a qualifying recognised overseas pension scheme;

(d)continues as an active member in another employment held concurrently with the employment in which that person has ceased to be an active member; or

(e)is an active member and dies in service.

(2) Where paragraph (1)(e) applies the employing authority may direct payment out of the pension fund of a sum equal to all or part of the member’s contributions to the member, the member’s spouse, civil partner, nominated co-habiting partner or any of the member’s dependants.

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