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The National Health Service Superannuation Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 2011

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Benefits on death in pensionable employment after pension under regulation E3 becomes payable

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S6.—(1) This regulation applies to a member in respect of whom a pension is payable under regulation E3 (ill health pension on early retirement) who—

(a)returns to pensionable employment after that pension becomes payable; and

(b)dies in pensionable employment.

(2) Subject to the modifications set out in paragraph (3), this regulation also applies to a member in respect of whom a pension is payable under regulation E3 who—

(a)returns to pensionable employment after that pension becomes payable; and

(b)on the day the member dies, the member is—

(i)under the age of 75;

(ii)in NHS employment;

(iii)no longer required to pay contributions pursuant to regulation D1(26) or (27) (contributions by members); and

(iv)except where regulation R4(6) applies, not in receipt of a pension under any of regulations E1 to E11 in respect of the member’s later service.

(3) The modifications referred to in paragraph (2) are—

(a)in paragraph (8), for “on the date of the member’s death” substitute “on the member’s last day of pensionable employment”;

(b)in paragraphs (12), for “rate of pensionable pay when the member died” substitute “final year’s pensionable pay”;

(c)in paragraph (17)(a), for “rate of pensionable pay when the member died” substitute “final year’s pensionable pay”; and

(d)in paragraph (17)(b), for “at that time” substitute “when the member died”.

(4) For the purposes of this regulation, the member’s “previous service” means the pensionable service in respect of which the member became entitled to receive a lower or upper tier pension under regulation E3 and the member’s “later service” means any pensionable service which accrues after becoming so entitled.

(5) Subject to paragraph (6), the member’s benefits in respect of later service will be calculated without regard to the member’s previous service.

(6) For the purposes of regulation C2 and regulation D1(26) and (27), the member’s previous service and later service will be aggregated.

(7) If this regulation applies, a lump sum payable on the member’s death will be payable in addition to any lump sum payable under regulation F2 (lump sum when member dies after pension becomes payable).

(8) The additional lump sum referred to in paragraph (7) will be equal to 5 times the amount of the pension that would have been payable to the member had the member left NHS employment and been entitled to an upper tier pension based on the member’s later service under regulation E3 on the date of the member’s death.

(9) If a member to whom this regulation applies leaves a surviving spouse, civil partner or nominated partner, the amount of pension payable to the surviving spouse, civil partner or nominated partner will be the aggregate of the amounts referred to in paragraphs (10) and (12).

(10) Subject to paragraph (14), the amount payable in respect of the member’s previous service will be equal to the amount of the member’s pension (if any) that was payable when the member died.

(11) The amount referred to in paragraph (10) will be paid for—

(a)the 3 months immediately following the member’s death; or

(b)the 6 months immediately following the member’s death if the member leaves a dependent child who is dependent on the surviving spouse, civil partner or nominated partner.

(12) The amount payable in respect of the member’s later service will be equal to the member’s rate of pensionable pay when the member died.

(13) The amount referred to in paragraph (12) will be paid for the 6 months immediately following the member’s death.

(14) Paragraph (10) will not apply if the aggregate of the spouse’s, civil partner’s or nominated partner’s pension and any child allowance which would otherwise be payable under these Regulations in respect of the member’s previous service is greater.

(15) Upon expiry of the 3 month or, as the case may be, 6 month period referred to in paragraph (11), the amount of the surviving spouse’s, civil partner’s or nominated partner’s pension in respect of the member’s previous service will be the amount determined in accordance with regulation G3 (widows pension when member dies after pension becomes payable).

(16) Upon expiry of the 6 month period referred to in paragraph (13), the amount of the surviving spouse’s, civil partner’s or nominated partner’s pension in respect of the member’s later service will be equal to one-half of the rate of pension that would have been payable to the member had the member become entitled to the pension mentioned in paragraph (8).

(17) If a member to whom this regulation applies leaves a dependent child but does not leave a surviving spouse, civil partner, or nominated partner, the child allowance, for the 6 months immediately following the member’s death, will be equal to the aggregate of—

(a)the member’s rate of pensionable pay when the member died; and

(b)the amount of the member’s pension (if any) that the member was receiving at that time.

(18) Subject to paragraph (19), except where a child allowance is payable at the rate mentioned in paragraph (17), the child allowance in respect of the member’s later service will—

(a)be paid as a proportion of the rate of pension that would have been payable to the member had the member become entitled to the pension mentioned in paragraph (8); and

(b)such proportion shall be determined in accordance with the circumstances as described in regulation H3 (child allowance when member dies in pensionable employment).

(19) If a member to whom this regulation applies leaves a child who was a dependent child both at the time the member terminated the member’s previous service and when the member died, any child allowance payable under these Regulations will be calculated according to—

(a)regulation H4 (child allowance when member dies after pension becomes payable) in respect of the pension already in payment; and

(b)regulation H3 in respect of later pensionable employment.

(20) If the aggregate of the pensionable service used in the calculation referred to in paragraph (19)(a) and that used in the calculation referred to in paragraph (19)(b) (“the member’s aggregated service”) is less than 10 years, additional service will be allocated to the later period of pensionable employment for the purpose of the calculation under regulation H3.

(21) The amount of additional service referred to in paragraph (20) is the difference between 10 years pensionable service and the member’s aggregated service.

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