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The Police (Injury Benefit) (Scotland) Regulations 2006

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43.—(1) Subject to the provisions of these Regulations, in particular of regulation 11(2) and Part 5, the pension of a member of a police force under these Regulations shall be payable in respect of each year as from the date of their retirement.

(2) Subject to the provisions of these Regulations, in particular of regulation 19, an adult survivor’s special pension or child’s special allowance shall be payable in respect of each week as from the death of the spouse or, as the case may be, the deceased civil partner or parent or, in the case of a special allowance payable to a posthumous child, as from the birth of the child.

(3) Subject to the provisions of these Regulations, in particular of–

(a)regulation 16;

(b)regulation 19;

(c)regulation 20(3); and

(d)Part 5,

a pension or allowance shall be payable for life and shall be discharged by payments in advance at such reasonable intervals as the police authority may, in their discretion, determine except that payment on account of a pension or allowance may be delayed, in whole or in part, pending the determination of any question as to the liability of the police authority in respect thereof, including any question as to the continuance of that liability.

(4) Where a person dies after receiving a sum paid in advance on account of a pension or allowance, neither that sum nor any part of it shall be recoverable although referable to a period after their death.

(5) Where an adult survivor remarries or enters into a civil partnership after receiving a sum paid in advance on account of a pension, neither that sum nor any part of it shall be recoverable although referable to a period after their remarriage or civil partnership.

(6) Subject to the provisions of these Regulations, a gratuity under these Regulations shall become payable as soon as the entitlement to it arises and shall be paid forthwith in one sum except that–

(a)payment on account thereof may be delayed, in whole or in part, pending the determination of any question as to the liability of the police authority in respect thereof; and

(b)where the police authority are satisfied that it would be for the advantage of the beneficiary to pay a gratuity in instalments, they may pay it in instalments of such reasonable amounts and over such reasonable period as they think fit.

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