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The Police Pension Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 2015

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135.—(1) This regulation applies if a member of this scheme dies leaving an eligible child.

(2) An eligible child’s pension is only payable in respect of such period or periods during which a child or young person is an eligible child.

(3) An eligible child’s pension is not payable in respect of any period before a child’s birth.

(4) An eligible child’s pension is payable in respect of an eligible child as follows—

(a)a child’s earned pension is payable if the member was entitled to payment for life of a retirement earned pension at the date of the member’s death or the member would have become entitled to such a pension had the member not died;

(b)a child’s lower tier ill-health pension is payable if a lower tier ill-health pension was payable to the member at the date of the member’s death;

(c)a child’s enhanced upper tier ill-health pension is payable if an enhanced upper tier ill-health pension was payable to the member at the date of the member’s death;

(d)a child’s added pension is payable if the member was entitled to payment for life of a retirement added (all beneficiaries) pension at the date of the member’s death or would have become entitled to such a pension had the member not died.

(5) Part 7 of Schedule 4 (transitional provisions) provides for payment of an eligible child’s pension in respect of a transition member with continuity of service—

(a)who dies as an active member of this scheme; and

(b)who has at least 2 years’ qualifying service.

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