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The Firefighters’ Pension Schemes (Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2015

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3.  In regulation 3 (interpretation)—

(a)in the appropriate places insert—

“adjusted lower tier ill-health pension” has the meaning given in regulation 66(4) (annual rate of ill-health awards);

“connected member of the NFPS” has the meaning given in rule 1C of Part 2 of the NFPS;

“connected special member of the NFPS” has the meaning given in rule 1D of Part 2 of the NFPS;

“continued pension” means—

(a)

in relation to a member of the NFPS, the entitlement to a pension under rule 1B of Part 3 of the NFPS;

(b)

in relation to a member of the 1992 Scheme, the entitlement to a pension under rule B2A of the 1992 Scheme;

“deferred member of the 1992 Scheme” means a person who is entitled to a deferred pension under rule B5 of the 1992 Scheme;

“deferred member of the NFPS” has the meaning given in rule 2(1) of Part 1 of the NFPS;

“equivalent amount to the 1992 Scheme lower tier ill-health pension” has the meaning given in regulation 65(4) (entitlement to lower tier ill-health pension and higher tier ill-health pension);

“equivalent amount to the NFPS lower tier ill-health pension” has the meaning given in regulation 65(4) (entitlement to lower tier ill-health pension and higher tier ill-health pension);

“initial period” has the meaning given in regulation 77 (meaning of “initial period”);

“pensionable service in the 2015 scheme” means any continuous pensionable service in relation to the active member’s account in this scheme to which pensionable service in the 1992 Scheme was added for the purposes of regulation 57 (qualifying service) of these Regulations for the period whilst paragraph (7) of rule A3 of the 1992 Scheme continues to apply to that person;; and

(b)in the definition of “retirement pension”, after paragraph (b) insert—

(c)an ill-health award and the payment of any equivalent amount to the 1992 Scheme lower tier ill-health pension (if any) and the payment of any equivalent amount to the NFPS lower tier ill-health pension (if any).

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