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The National Health Service Superannuation Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 2011

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T6.—(1) If they are satisfied that a loss to public funds has occurred as a result of a member’s criminal, fraudulent or negligent act or omission, the Scottish Ministers may reduce any benefits or other amounts payable to, or in respect of, the member (other than guaranteed minimum pensions and benefits arising out of a transfer payment) by an amount equal to the loss.

(2) If the loss to public funds is greater than the value of the benefits or other amounts payable to or in respect of the member a reduction under paragraph (1) may result in the benefits ceasing to be payable.

(3) The Scottish Ministers must give the member a certificate specifying the amount of the loss to public funds and of the reduction in benefits.

(4) If the amount of the loss is disputed, no reduction in benefits will be made until the member’s obligation to make good the loss has become enforceable under the order of a court or arbiter.

(5) Where the loss referred to in paragraph (1) is suffered by an employing authority, the amount of the reduction in benefits will be paid to the employing authority.

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