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

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38.  In Part F (pensionable service and transfer values)—

(a)in rule F2 (current service)—

(i)in paragraph (1), after sub-paragraph (a) insert—

(ab)any period of service as a regular firefighter beginning with the day on which paragraph (6) of rule A3 applies to that person, or; and

(ii)after paragraph (7) insert—

(8) A person to whom paragraph (7) of rule A3 applies is entitled to reckon as 2015 pensionable service any continuous pensionable service in relation to the active member’s account in the 2015 Scheme to which pensionable service in this Scheme was added for the purpose of regulation 57 (qualifying service) of the 2015 Regulations for the period whilst paragraph (7) of rule A3 continues to apply.; and

(b)in rule F9 (payment of transfer values)—

(i)in paragraph (1), for “paragraphs (2) to (8A)” substitute “paragraphs (1A) to (8A)”; and

(ii)after paragraph (1) insert—

(1A) A transfer value may not be paid if —

(a)paragraph (6) of rule A3 applies to the person, and

(b)paragraph 1(1) of Schedule 7 of the 2013 Act applies to that person by virtue of the person’s pensionable service in the 2015 Scheme so that person’s final salary falls to be determined by reference to paragraph 1(2) of that Schedule.

(1B) A transfer value may not be paid if paragraph (7) of rule A3 applies to the person and that person is receiving payment of the equivalent amount to the 1992 Scheme lower tier ill-health pension from the 2015 Scheme under the 2015 Scheme..

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