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

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1.  In this Schedule—

“Article 3(3A) eligible person” means a person who is eligible to be an active member of the PCSPS(NI) by virtue of being a person who is in service in an office or employment specified in a list produced for the purposes of Article 3(3A) (superannuation schemes as respects civil servants, etc) of the 1972 Order(1);

“closing date”, in relation to a transition member, means—

(a)

if the member is a tapered protection member of the PCSPS(NI), the tapered protection closing date for that member; or

(b)

if the member is not a protected member of that scheme, the scheme closing date;

“existing public body pension scheme” means a public body pension scheme specified on a list published by the Department for the purpose of this Schedule;

“full protection member”, in relation to the PCSPS(NI), has the meaning given in paragraph 9;

“protected member”, in relation to the PCSPS(NI), means a full protection member or tapered protection member of that scheme;

“protection period”—

(a)

for a full protection member of the PCSPS(NI), has the meaning given in paragraph 10;

(b)

for a tapered protection member of the PCSPS(NI), has the meaning given in paragraph 20;

“tapered protection closing date”, in relation to a tapered protection member of the PCSPS(NI), has the meaning given in paragraph 3;

“tapered protection member”, in relation to the PCSPS(NI), has the meaning given in paragraph 19;

“transition date”, in relation to a transition member, means—

(a)

if the member is a tapered protection member of the PCSPS(NI), the day after the tapered protection closing date for that member;

(b)

if the member is not a protected member of that scheme, the day after the scheme closing date or, if later, the day the person ceased to be a protected member of the scheme;

“transition member” means a person—

(a)

who is a member of the PCSPS(NI) by virtue of the person’s pensionable service under that scheme before the transition date; and

(b)

who is a member of this scheme by virtue of the person’s pensionable service under this scheme.

(1)

Article 3(3A) was inserted by the Public Service Pensions Act (Northern Ireland) 2014 (c.2) section.29; Schedule 9 paragraphs 1 and 2

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