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

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Revoking an additional pension election (periodic payments)

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65.—(1) A member (M) may revoke an additional pension election at any time before the end of the contributions payment period.

(2) A revocation must be by notice in writing to—

(a)the scheme manager; and

(b)M’s employing authority.

(3) A revocation has effect from the start of M’s next pay period (“date of revocation”).

(4) On the date of revocation under paragraph (1)—

(a)periodic payments for additional pension under the election cease to be payable; and

(b)the amount of accrued additional pension as at that date is an amount determined by the scheme manager.

(5) The scheme manager may revoke the election if there are reasonable grounds for believing—

(a)that M’s health will prevent M from paying contributions for the whole of the contributions payment period;

(b)that M was aware of the state of M’s health at the time of making the declaration under regulation 57(3); and

(c)that M failed to disclose the state of M’s health in the declaration.

(6) A revocation under paragraph (5) must be given to M by notice in writing.

(7) If the scheme manager revokes an election under paragraph (5)—

(a)periodic payments for additional pension under the election cease to be payable; and

(b)payments made by M before the date of revocation must be returned to M or, if M is deceased, M’s representatives.

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