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The Local Government Pension Scheme (Benefits, Membership and Contributions) (Scotland) Regulations 2008

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19.—(1) Where–

(a)a member is dismissed by reason of redundancy; or

(b)the member’s employing authority has decided that, on the grounds of business efficiency, it is in their interest that the member should leave their employment; and

(c)in either case, the member has attained the age of 55,

the member is entitled to immediate payment of retirement pension without reduction.

(2) In the case of a person who is a member on 31st March 2009, and to whom paragraph (1) applies before 31st March 2010, that paragraph applies as if “the age of 50” were substituted for “the age of 55”.

(3) In the case of a person who was a member of the 1998 Scheme on 5th April 2006, paragraph (1) applies as if “the age of 50” were substituted for “the age of 55”.

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