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The Local Government Pension Scheme (Amendment and Transitional Provisions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014

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10.—(1) A member who became an active member of the Scheme by virtue of regulation 5(1) (membership of the Scheme) must, upon drawing a retirement pension under regulation 31 (retirement benefits), 36 (early payment of retirement pension on ill-health grounds: active members) or 37 (early payment of retirement pension on ill-health grounds: deferred members) of the 2014 Regulations, draw any aggregated benefits accrued in the earlier Schemes at the same time as those benefits accrued under the Scheme are drawn.

(2) A member who became an active member of the Scheme by virtue of regulation 5(1) (membership of the Scheme) must, if exercising the option in regulation 31(6) (flexible retirement) of the 2014 Regulations, make a request to receive the benefits mentioned in paragraph (3) and such benefits may, with the member’s employing authority’s consent be paid to the member notwithstanding that the member has not retired.

(3) The benefits referred to in paragraph (2) are—

(a)all of the aggregated benefits from the 2002 Scheme;

(b)all, part or none of the aggregated benefits accrued under the 2009 Scheme;

(c)all, part or none of the aggregated benefits accrued under the Scheme; and

(d)any additional benefits in accordance with actuarial guidance issued by the Department.

(4) For the purposes of paragraph (3) additional benefits are—

(a)benefits from added years contracts entered into under regulation 57 (payments to increase total membership) of the 2002 Regulations or equivalent provisions of the other earlier Schemes;

(b)benefits under regulation 19(7) (additional voluntary contributions) of the 2014 Regulations or equivalent provisions of the earlier Schemes;

(c)additional pension purchased under regulation 18 (additional pension contributions) of the 2014 Regulations or regulation 19 (payment of additional regular contributions) of the Administration Regulations and regulation 14 (election in respect of additional pension) of the Benefits Regulations; and

(d)additional pension awarded under regulation 32 (award of additional pension) of the 2014 Regulations or regulation 13 (power of employing authority to award additional pension) of the Benefits Regulations.

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