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The Local Government Pension Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 2014

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Reference of disagreement for reconsideration by Scottish Ministers

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74.—(1) This regulation applies where an application about a disagreement has been made under regulation 72 (applications to resolve disagreements) and—

(a)notice of a decision has been given under regulation 73(1) (notice of decisions on disagreements); or

(b)an interim reply has been sent under regulation 73(2) but no such notice has been given before the expiry of the period of one month beginning with the expected decision date; or

(c)no such notice has been given or interim reply sent before the expiry of the period of three months beginning with the date the application was made.

(2) The applicant under regulation 72 (applications to resolve disagreements) may, before the expiry of the period of six months beginning with the relevant date, make an application to the Scottish Ministers to reconsider the disagreement.

(3) The relevant date is—

(a)in a case falling within paragraph (1)(a), the date of the notice given under regulation 73(1) (notice of decisions on disagreements);

(b)in a case falling within paragraph (1)(b), the date on which the period mentioned in that sub-paragraph expires; and

(c)in a case falling within sub-paragraph (1)(c), the date on which the period mentioned in that sub-paragraph expires.

(4) The application must—

(a)set out the applicant’s full name, address and date of birth;

(b)set out details of the grounds on which it is made (including any relevant supporting documentation);

(c)include a statement that the applicant wishes the disagreement to be reconsidered by the appropriate administering authority;

(d)be accompanied by a copy of any written notification under regulation 73 (notice of decisions on disagreements); and

(e)be signed by or on behalf of the applicant.

(5) An application by a member or prospective member or a person claiming to be such must also set out his or her national insurance number (if any) and the name of the employing authority.

(6) An application by any other person must also set out—

(a)the person’s relationship to the member; and

(b)the member’s full name, address, date of birth and national insurance number (if any) and the name of the member’s Scheme employer.

(7) Where notice of a decision on the disagreement has been given under regulation 73 (notice of decisions on disagreements) , the application must also—

(a)state why the applicant is dissatisfied with that decision; and

(b)be accompanied by a copy of that notice.

(8) The Scottish Ministers must determine—

(a)the procedure to be followed when exercising their functions under this regulation;

(b)the manner in which those functions are to be exercised.

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