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

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Amendment of regulation 81

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6.  After paragraph (5) of regulation 81 (Former members of health service schemes)(1), add—

(6) A member who leaves employment in respect of which the member qualified for benefit under a health service scheme and who joins the 2015 Scheme may, by notice in writing, require the Department to credit the member with a relevant period of superannuable service (together with the rights attaching to that service) under this Section of the scheme.

This is subject to paragraphs (8) and (9).

(7) That relevant period of superannuable service is calculated as if—

(a)the employment to which the health service scheme applied were HSC employment; and

(b)the member’s contributions to that health service scheme were contributions to this Section of the scheme.

(8) The member may only exercise the right referred to in paragraph (6) if —

(a)a transfer payment is made from the health service scheme to this Section of the scheme, and

(b)on the day the member becomes an active member of the 2015 Scheme, paragraph 2 of Schedule 7 to the 2014 Act applies to the period of service in respect of which that transfer value payment is made.

(9) A notice referred to in paragraph (6) must be addressed to the Department and given within 1 year after joining the 2015 Scheme..

(1)

Regulation 81 as amended by S.R. 2012 No.78, regulation 5

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