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

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Treatment of additional pension
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2.K.4.—(1) This regulation applies to a 2008 Section Optant who, whilst a member of the 1995 Section, had exercised an option to purchase additional pension (“an OPAP”) under regulations Q8 (option to pay periodical contributions) or Q10 (option to pay lump sum) or whose employing authority had done so under regulation Q11 (additional lump sum) of the 2011 Regulations.

(2) Where paragraph (1) applies, the amount of additional pension that will count under this Section of the scheme must be calculated in accordance with—

(a)paragraph (3) when all the contributions required to be made under the OPAP have been made in accordance with regulation Q14 (effect of payment of additional contributions) of the 2011 Regulations; and

(b)paragraph (4) when the OPAP has ceased or been cancelled in accordance with regulation Q13 (cancellation and cessation of options) of the 2011 Regulations.

(3) Where paragraph (2)(a) applies, the amount of additional pension that will count under regulation 2.C.14 (effect of payment of additional contributions) must be equal to the amount of additional pension—

(a)purchased in the 1995 Section under regulation Q14 of the 2011 Regulations where the person’s chosen birthday under the OPAP was 65;

(b)subject to paragraph (9), that would have been purchased in the 1995 Section under regulation Q14 of the 2011 Regulations if the person’s chosen birthday had been 65 and, in determining that amount, the Scottish Ministers must have regard to the advice of the scheme actuary, where the person’s chosen birthday under the OPAP was 60.

(4) Where paragraph (2)(b) applies, the amount of additional pension that will count under regulation 2.C.16 (effect of part payment of periodical contributions) must be equal to the amount of additional pension—

(a)purchased in the 1995 Section under regulation Q13 of the 2011 Regulations, where the person’s chosen birthday under the OPAP was 65;

(b)subject to paragraph (9) that would have been purchased in the 1995 Section under regulation Q13 of the 2011 Regulations if the person’s chosen birthday had been 65 and, in determining that amount, the Scottish Ministers must have regard to the advice of the scheme actuary, where the person’s chosen birthday under the OPAP was 60.

(5) The additional pension referred to in paragraph (3) or (4) that counts in this Section of the scheme must do so from the effective date specified in regulation 2.K.2(5) (options for a member of the 1995 Section to join this Section of the scheme).

(6) This paragraph applies—

(a)to a person referred to in paragraph (1); and

(b)where at the effective date specified in regulation 2.K.2(5)—

(i)that person—

(aa)was making additional contributions in accordance with an OPAP exercised under regulation Q8 of the 2011 Regulations;

(bb)had applied to make, but had not yet begun making, additional contributions under regulation Q8 of the 2011 Regulations; or

(cc)had applied to make, but had not yet made, a single lump sum contribution in accordance with an OPAP exercised under regulation Q10 of the 2011 Regulations; or

(ii)that person’s employing authority had applied to make, but had not yet made, a single lump sum contribution on the person’s behalf, in accordance with an OPAP exercised under regulation Q11 of the 2011 Regulations.

(7) Where paragraph (6) applies and the person’s chosen birthday referred to in regulation Q8 (option to pay additional periodical contributions to purchase additional pension) of the 2011 Regulations was 65, the OPAP referred to in that paragraph applies in this Section of the scheme as if the OPAP were an option to purchase additional pension in accordance with whichever of regulation 2.C.8 (periodical contributions), 2.C.10 (lump sum contribution) or 2.C.11 (lump sum contributions by employing authority) would apply in that case.

(8) Subject to paragraph (9) where paragraph (6) applies and the person’s chosen birthday referred to in regulation Q8 (option to pay additional periodical contributions to purchase additional pension) of the 2011 Regulations was 60, the OPAP referred to in that paragraph applies in this Section of the scheme—

(a)as if the OPAP were an option to purchase additional pension in accordance with whichever of regulation 2.C.8, 2.C.10 or 2.C.11 would apply in that case; and

(b)after adjustment, having regard to the advice of the scheme actuary, so that—

(i)the amount of the additional pension purchased in this Section of the scheme is the same as that which would have been purchased in the 1995 Section; and

(ii)the additional periodical or lump sum contributions payable, regard being had to the normal retirement age of 65 applying in this Section of the scheme, reduce or (where appropriate) cease to be payable.

(9) If paragraph (3)(b), (4)(b) or (8) applies and—

(a)the amount of the additional pension calculated in accordance with paragraph (3)(b) or (4)(b) will exceed the limit on the total increase in the member’s pension referred to, as the case may be, in regulation 2.C.8, 2.C.10 or 2.C.11; or

(b)the limit on the total increase in the member’s pension referred to in regulation 2.C.8 will be exceeded by the amount of additional pension that counts in this Section of the scheme in accordance with paragraph (8)(b)(i) notwithstanding any reduction in, or cessation of, additional contributions payable in accordance with paragraph (8)(b)(ii),

the total increase in the member’s pension under this regulation, taken together with any other increase under regulations 2.C.8, 2.C.10 or 2.C.11 is subject to the limit on the total increase in the member’s pension described in regulation 2.C.8, 2.C.10 or 2.C.11.

(10) The amount of additional pension that counts in this Section of the scheme in accordance with paragraphs (2) to (8) that exceeds the limit in paragraph (9) is to be converted to pensionable service for the purpose of regulation 2.A.3(1)(d) (meaning of “pensionable service”), and in determining the amount of additional pension to be converted into pensionable service, the Scottish Ministers must have regard to the advice of the scheme actuary.

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