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The Health and Social Care Pension Scheme Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015

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Amount of child pension: deceased deferred member

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124.—(1) This regulation determines the annual amount of pension payable under regulation 120 if, at the date of death, the deceased—

(a)was a deferred member of this scheme; and

(b)was not also an active member or a pensioner member.

(2) The amount is the appropriate fraction of—

(a)the basic death pension; plus

(b)if the member had made an additional pension election under regulation 54(3)(b) (self and survivor), 75% of the amount of the additional pension.

(3) The basic death pension is—

(a)if the date of death is before the end of the period 12 months starting on the day after the deceased ceased to be an active member, the amount found by applying the formula in regulation 122(3);

(b)in any other case, the greater of—

(i)67.5% of the pension which would have been payable if, at the date of death, the deceased had become entitled to a pension under regulation 72, but in calculating that pension under paragraph 1 of Schedule 11 sub-paragraph (c) must be ignored; and

(ii)the amount found by applying the formula in regulation 123(3).

(4) The appropriate fraction is shown in Column 3 of the following table against the description of circumstances in Columns 1 and 2 to which it relates.

Table
Column 1Column 2Column 3
Surviving adult: pension entitlement and relationship to eligible childNumber of eligible childrenAppropriate fraction
A. There is a surviving parent or a surviving spouse or civil partner of a parent and a surviving adult’s pension is payable under regulation 112One eligible child1/4
Two or more eligible children1/2
B. In any other caseOne eligible child1/3
Two or more eligible children2/3

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