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The Police Pensions (Scotland) Regulations 2007

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Calculation of adult survivors' pensions

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41.—(1) An adult survivor’s pension shall be calculated in accordance with the provisions of this regulation, subject to regulations 33(4) and 37(5).

(2) Subject to paragraphs (6) and (7), in a case where the police officer concerned died in the circumstances mentioned in regulation 39(a), (b) or (d), an adult survivor of that officer shall be entitled to an annual pension payable for life of an amount equivalent to half of the annual pension which was payable to the officer at the time of that officer’s death or, as the case may be, would have been payable to the officer if that officer’s deferred pension had come into payment immediately before that officer’s death.

(3) Subject to paragraphs (6) and (7), in a case where the police officer concerned died in the circumstances mentioned in regulation 39(c), an adult survivor of that officer shall be entitled to an annual pension payable for life of an amount equivalent to half of the annual sum that would have been payable to the officer if that officer had retired immediately before that officer’s death with an entitlement to both a standard and an enhanced top-up ill-health pension calculated in accordance with regulations 30 and 31.

(4) Where the police officer concerned was a pension debit member, an adult survivor’s pension is calculated by reference to the member’s rights under these Regulations as reduced by virtue of section 31 of the 1999 Act and in accordance with such tables and other guidance as are provided for the purpose by the Scheme actuary.

(5) An adult survivor’s pension shall be calculated by reference to the annual pension which was payable or would have been payable to the police officer as mentioned in paragraph (2), or by reference to the annual sum that would have been payable to the police officer as mentioned in paragraph (3), without taking account of any increase of that annual pension or annual sum in accordance with the Pensions (Increase) Acts.

(6) In the case of an adult survivor who was more than 12 years younger than the police officer concerned at the date of that officer’s death, the survivor’s pension, as calculated in accordance with paragraph (2), (3) or (4), as the case may require, and paragraph (5), shall be reduced by 2.5 per cent in respect of each whole year and any additional part of a year in excess of 12 by which the survivor was younger than the officer:

Provided that no such reduction shall exceed 50 per cent of the pension that would otherwise be payable.

(7) In any case where the adult survivor is a surviving spouse or surviving civil partner and the marriage of the spouse and the officer concerned took place, or, as the case may be, the civil partnership was formed, within the period of 6 months immediately preceding the officer’s death, the police authority by whom the survivor’s pension is payable may, in their discretion, withhold the pension.

(8) The amount of an adult survivor’s pension, calculated in accordance with the preceding provisions of this regulation, shall be increased in accordance with regulation 50.

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