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The National Health Service Superannuation Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 2011

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Pension debits and reduction of benefit
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V5.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), where a member’s shareable rights are subject to a pension debit, each benefit or future benefit—

(a)to which the member is entitled under the Scheme by virtue of those rights, and

(b)which is a qualifying benefit,

is reduced by the appropriate percentage.

(2) Where a pension debit relates to the shareable rights under the Scheme of a member who is in pensionable service under the Scheme on the transfer day, each benefit or future benefit—

(a)to which the person is entitled under the Scheme by virtue of those rights, and

(b)which corresponds to a qualifying benefit,

is reduced by an amount equal to the appropriate percentage of the corresponding qualifying benefit.

(3) A benefit is a qualifying benefit for the purposes of paragraphs (1) and (2) if the cash equivalent by reference to which the amount of the pension debit is determined includes an amount in respect of it.

(4) In this regulation(1)—

“appropriate percentage”, in relation to a pension debit, means—

(a)

if the relevant order or provision specifies the percentage value to be transferred, that percentage;

(b)

if the relevant order specifies an amount to be transferred, the percentage which the appropriate amount for the purposes of subsection (1) of section 29 of the 1999 Act represents of the amount mentioned in subsection (3)(b) of that section;

“relevant order or provision”, in relation to a pension debit, means the pension sharing order on which the debit depends;

“transfer day”, in relation to a pension debit, means the day on which the relevant order or provision takes effect.

(1)

The definitions in this paragraph are those in section 31(5) of the 1999 Act.

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