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The National Health Service Superannuation Scheme (2008 Section) (Scotland) Regulations 2013

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Procedure for election under regulation 2.D.17
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2.D.18.—(1) An election under regulation 2.D.17 (election to allocate pension) in respect of a member’s pension must be made—

(a)at the time when the member claims the pension or, if the member does not become entitled to the pension at that time, when the member does become so entitled; or

(b)if the member is in pensionable service after reaching age 65, at any time after reaching that age and before reaching age 75.

(2) The election must be made by giving notice in writing to the Scottish Ministers.

(3) The notice must be in such form and contain such information as the Scottish Ministers require.

(4) Subject to paragraphs (6) and (7), an election under regulation 2.D.17 takes effect when it is accepted by the Scottish Ministers.

(5) The election may not be withdrawn, amended or revoked after it has taken effect.

(6) The election does not take effect if—

(a)the member or the person in whose favour the election was made (“the beneficiary”) dies on or before the day on which the Scottish Ministers accept it; or

(b)the Scottish Ministers are not satisfied that at the time when the election is made the member is in good health.

(7) The election is to be treated as not having taken effect if the beneficiary dies before the member is notified in writing that the Scottish Ministers have accepted the election.

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