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

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Children’s pensions payable on the death of a Waiting Period Joiner

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3.L.5.—(1) This regulation applies in respect of a Waiting Period Joiner’s service in this Section of the scheme where, at the date of the Joiner’s death, the Joiner was an active non-contributing pensioner or a deferred member who was entitled to a pension under the 2011 Regulations in respect of service in the 1995 Section (“the earlier 1995 Section service”).

(2) In the case of a deceased Waiting Period Joiner who at the date of the Joiner’s death was an active or non-contributing member, “the basic death pension” for the purposes of regulation 3.E.10(3) (amount of surviving child’s pension) has the meaning given in paragraph (3).

(3) The “basic death pension” means 75% of the deceased member’s pension under regulation 3.D.1 (normal retirement pensions) and—

(a)in the case of a deceased Waiting Period Joiner who was at the date of the Joiner’s death an active member that pension includes the greater of—

(i)any increase due to such enhancement period that would have applied for the purposes of regulation 3.D.7(5) (upper tier ill health pension) if that Joiner had become entitled to an upper tier ill health pension at that date; and

(ii)that Joiner’s later 2008 Section service as an active member plus the difference between—

(aa)the aggregate of that Joiner’s earlier 1995 Section service and the later 2008 Section service as an active member; and

(bb)10 years pensionable service,

where the amount of service in sub-head (aa) is less than that specified in sub-head (bb); and

(b)in the case of a deceased Waiting Period Joiner who at the date of that Joiner’s death was a non-contributing member, the pensionable service that Joiner was entitled to count under this Section of the scheme on the date of that Joiner’s death.

(4) In the case of a deceased Waiting Period Joiner who at the date of the Joiner’s death was a pensioner member, “the basic death pension” for the purposes of regulation 3.E.11(3) (amount of surviving child’s pension: pensioner members) has the meaning given in paragraph (5).

(5) The “basic death pension” means the greater of—

(a)75% of the deceased Waiting Period Joiner’s annual pension (disregarding any additional pension); and

(b)75% of the annual pension (disregarding any additional pension) to which that Joiner would have been entitled in respect of the aggregate of that Joiner’s later 2008 Section service plus the difference between—

(i)the aggregate of that Joiner’s earlier 1995 Section service and the later 2008 Section service; and

(ii)10 years pensionable service,

where the amount of service in head (i) is less than that specified in head (ii).

(6) In the case of a deceased Waiting Period Joiner who at the date of the Joiner’s death was a deferred member, “the basic death pension” for the purposes of regulation 3.E.12(3) (amount of surviving child’s pension: pensioner members) has the meaning given in paragraph (7).

(7) The “basic death pension” means—

(a)if the deceased Waiting Period Joiner died within 12 months after ceasing to be an active member or a non-contributing member, the amount that would be the basic death pension for the purposes of regulation 3.E.10 had the Joiner died on the day that the Joiner ceased to be such a member (disregarding any additional pension); and

(b)if the deceased Waiting Period Joiner died more than 12 months after ceasing to be an active member or a non-contributing member, the greater of—

(i)75% of the pension to which that Joiner would have been entitled if that Joiner had become entitled to a pension under regulation 3.D.1 (normal retirement pensions) on the date of death (disregarding any additional pension); and

(ii)75% of the annual pension to which that Joiner would have been entitled in respect of the aggregate of that Joiner’s later 2008 Section service that has been deferred plus the difference between—

(aa)the aggregate of that Joiner’s earlier 1995 Section service and the later 2008 Section service that has been deferred; and

(bb)10 years pensionable service,

where the amount of service in sub-head (aa) is less than that specified in sub-head (bb).

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