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The Police Pensions (Scotland) Regulations 2007

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57.—(1) The police authority may refuse to accept an election to make payment by periodical contributions unless the regular police officer in question has undergone a medical examination and satisfied the authority as to the officer’s good health; and any fee payable in respect of that examination shall be paid by that officer.

(2) An election made under regulation 56(2) to purchase added years by way of periodical contributions shall take effect from the date on which the periodical contributions commence in accordance with regulation 59(1).

(3) Subject to regulation 59(4), an election under regulation 56(2) shall be irrevocable, save that where the police authority are satisfied that the payment of periodical contributions in accordance with such an election is causing, or is likely to cause, financial hardship they may consent to the discontinuance of such contributions for such period as they think fit.

(4) When a regular police officer who has made an election under regulation 56(2) has not retired by the date specified in the notice of election in accordance with regulation 56(3)(b), then, notwithstanding that the officer may derive no benefit from the officer’s election, the officer’s liability to make payment in accordance with the following provisions of this Part shall not be affected and the officer shall not be entitled to the repayment of any lump sum or contribution so paid.

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