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The Public Service (Civil Servants and Others) Pensions Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014

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CHAPTER 1Dual capacity members

Meaning of “dual capacity member”

160.—(1) A person (P) is a dual capacity member of this scheme if—

(a)P is a member of this scheme in 2 or more of the following capacities—

(i)an active member;

(ii)a deferred member;

(iii)a pensioner member;

(b)P is both a pension credit member of this scheme and a member of this scheme in one or more of the following capacities—

(i)an active member;

(ii)a deferred member;

(iii)a pensioner member;

(c)P is a member of this scheme in relation to 2 or more continuous periods of pensionable service; or

(d)P is a pension credit member of this scheme entitled to 2 or more pension credits.

(2) For the purpose of paragraph (1)(a) or (b)—

(a)in determining whether a person who is an active member is also a pensioner member, the fact that the person is an active member and the person’s rights in that capacity are to be disregarded(1); and

(b)in determining whether a person who is an active member or pensioner member is also a deferred member, the fact that the person is an active member or pensioner member and the person’s rights in that capacity are to be disregarded.

Payment of benefits to or in respect of a dual capacity member

161.—(1) If a person is a dual capacity member of this scheme—

(a)the benefits that are payable to or in respect of the member in each of the member’s capacities are treated separately for the purposes of these regulations; and

(b)the amounts payable to or in respect of the member in each of the member’s capacities are determined accordingly.

(2) In relation to payment of retirement benefits, paragraph (1) does not affect the interpretation of regulation 64 (exercise of partial retirement option) if a member is both an active member and a pensioner member by virtue of that regulation.

(3) In relation to payment of death benefits, paragraph (1) does not prevent—

(a)the calculation under regulation 130 of a lump sum payable on the death of an active member of this scheme being made by reference to amounts that are relevant to the member in another capacity;

(b)the calculation under regulation 131 of a lump sum payable on the death of a pensioner member or deferred member of this scheme being made by reference to amounts that are relevant to the member in both of those capacities; or

(c)the calculation under regulation 131 of a lump sum payable on the death of—

(i)a deferred member of this scheme in relation to 2 or more continuous periods of pensionable service; or

(ii)a pensioner member of this scheme in relation to 2 or more continuous periods of pensionable service.

(1)

()See regulation 64 (exercise of partial retirement option). A member who is partially retired may be both an active member and a pensioner member

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