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The Police (Injury Benefit) (Scotland) Regulations 2006

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Adult dependent relative’s special pension

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20.—(1) This regulation applies in the case of a member of a police force who dies as the result of an injury received without their own default in the execution of their duty and, in such case, shall apply–

(a)to a parent or (without prejudice to the following sub paragraph) to a brother or sister of the member who had attained the age of 19 years before the member’s death;

(b)subject to their having attained the age of 19 years, to any child of the member whether or nor they had attained that age before the member’s death;

(c)where the member was a married woman whose husband was permanently disabled at the time she died, to her widower; or

(d)where the member was a woman in a civil partnership whose civil partner was permanently disabled at the time the member died, to the surviving civil partner,

subject, in each case, to the person in question being substantially dependent on the member immediately before the member’s death.

(2) If the police authority, having regard to all the circumstances of the case, so determine, they may grant a special pension to any such dependent relative.

(3) A dependent relative’s special pension shall be calculated in accordance with Schedule 5 and, subject to paragraph 4 of that Schedule, shall be payable for such period or periods as the police authority may, in their discretion, from time to time determine.

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