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

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CHAPTER 1General

Application of Part

58.  This Part applies in relation to retirement benefits payable in respect of a continuous period of pensionable service under this scheme.

Qualifying service

59.—(1) In these Regulations, “qualifying service” means the total of—

(a)any continuous period of pensionable service under this scheme;

(b)if a transfer payment has been received by this scheme in respect of a member’s accrued rights under another occupational pension scheme, the members pensionable service under that scheme; and

(c)for a transition member with continuity of service, the member’s pensionable service under the PCSPS(NI) before the closing date for that member.

(2) None of the following counts as qualifying service—

(a)any pensionable service under this scheme in respect of which a person’s rights under this scheme are extinguished(1);

(b)any pensionable service under the PCSPS(NI) in respect of which a person’s rights under that scheme are extinguished;

(c)any unauthorised absence from scheme employment.

(1)

Regulation 139 provides for extinguishment of rights following the refund of all members’ contributions and payments for extra pension made by the member. Regulation 147 provides for extinguishment of rights following the making of a transfer value payment

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