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

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Amount payable on death of pension credit member

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132.—(1) Paragraph (2) applies if a pension credit member of this scheme dies before any benefits derived from a pension credit have become payable to the member.

(2) The amount of the lump sum death benefit is equal to 25% of the cash equivalent that would have been payable under Chapter 2 of Part 4A (requirements relating to pension credit benefit: transfer values) of the 1993 Act(1) in respect of the member’s right to benefits under this scheme attributable (directly or indirectly) to a pension credit if—

(a)the member had been entitled to require the payment of that amount; and

(b)the amount had been payable as at the date of the member’s death.

(3) Paragraph (4) applies if a pension credit member dies after the pension credit member’s pension becomes payable.

(4) The amount of the lump sum death benefit is equal to the amount of pension credit member’s pension that would have been payable to the member during so much of the period of 5 years beginning with the date on which the pension became payable as falls after the date of the member’s death.

(5) In paragraph (4), “amount of pension credit member’s pension” means the total of—

(a)the amount of the annual rate of that pension as at the date the pension was deemed to begin for the purposes of section 8(2A) (meaning of “pension” and other supplementary provisions) of the 1971 Act(2); and

(b)the amount of any increase in the annual rate of that pension under that Act payable as at the date of the member’s death.

(1)

Part 4A was inserted by the Welfare Reform and Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 1999 (S.I. 1999/3147 (N.I. 11)) Article 34

(2)

Subsection (2A) was inserted by the Welfare Reform and Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 1999 (S.I. 1999/3147 (N.I .11)) Article 36(3)(c)

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