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The Teachers’ Pension Scheme (Scotland) (No. 2) Regulations 2014

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SECTION 2Ill-health pension

Entitlement day for ill-health pension

106.—(1) The entitlement day for an ill-health pension is the latest of the following—

(a)the day specified in the medical report as the day on which a person (P) first met the incapacity condition or, if applicable, the total incapacity condition;

(b)the day which occurs 6 months before the date of a medical report following consideration of which the scheme manager is satisfied that P meets the incapacity condition or, if applicable, the total incapacity condition;

(c)the day after P leaves all eligible employment.

(2) The entitlement day must not be before the date of any medical report following consideration of which the scheme manager was not satisfied that P met the incapacity condition or, if applicable, the total incapacity condition.

Entitlement to ill-health pension

107.—(1) A member (P) is entitled to payment of an ill-health pension from the entitlement day if—

(a)P is qualified or re-qualified for retirement benefits;

(b)P has not reached normal pension age;

(c)P has left all eligible employment;

(d)P has applied under regulation 159 for payment of an ill health pension;

(e)P has not applied under that regulation for payment of any other retirement pension; and

(f)the scheme manager is satisfied after consideration of a medical report that—

(i)if paragraph (2) applies, P meets the incapacity condition and the total incapacity condition; or

(ii)if paragraph (3) applies, P meets the incapacity condition.

(2) This paragraph applies if—

(a)P left all eligible employment for a reason other than because P was incapacitated; or

(b)P made the ill health application more than 2 years after the last day of pensionable service.

(3) This paragraph applies if—

(a)P left all eligible employment because P was incapacitated; and

(b)P made the ill-health application—

(i)before leaving all eligible employment; or

(ii)within 2 years after the last day of pensionable service.

(4) Except as provided in regulation 111, an ill-health pension is payable for life.

No entitlement to ill-health pension

108.—(1) A member (P) is not entitled to payment of an ill-health pension—

(a)in respect of any pensionable service after P reaches normal pension age; or

(b)if paragraph (2) applies.

(2) This paragraph applies if—

(a)P is registered or formerly registered with the General Teaching Council for Scotland and—

(i)P’s name has been removed from that Council’s register following a direction by the Council’s Disciplinary Committee; or

(ii)P is under an investigation which might result in such removal; or

(b)P—

(i)is not and has not been registered with that Council; and

(ii)has ceased to be in pensionable employment as a result of a dismissal on grounds of misconduct.

When ill-health pension does not become payable

109.—(1) If an ill-health pension does not become payable before the death of a member (D), a death grant is payable in respect of the member.

(2) For the purpose of paragraph (1)—

(a)an ill-health pension does not become payable before D’s death unless the initial payment of the pension is made before D’s death; and

(b)an ill-health pension that becomes payable before D’s death but ceases to be payable under regulation 111 or 115 is taken not to become payable before D’s death.

Annual rate of ill-health pension

110.  The annual rate of ill-health pension payable to a person (P) is found by—

(a)taking the amount of full retirement earned pension specified in P’s pensioner member’s account;

(b)adding the amount of full retirement additional pension (if any) specified in that account; and

(c)subtracting the commutation amount (if any) specified in that account in relation to the sum of those amounts.

When ill-health pension ceases to be payable

111.—(1) An ill-health pension ceases to be payable on the earlier of the following dates—

(a)the date on which a person (P) re-enters eligible employment;

(b)the date on which P engages in any work as a teacher which is not an eligible employment.

(2) An ill-health pension does not cease to be payable on that date if P has reached normal pension age.

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