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The Police Pension Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 2015

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137.—(1) A surviving adult’s pension is payable in respect of each month as from the date of the member’s death.

(2) An eligible child’s pension is payable—

(a)in respect of each month as from the date of a member’s death; or

(b)for an eligible child born after the member’s death, in respect of each month as from the day on which that child is born.

(3) For the purpose of an appeal to the sheriff under regulation 197 or an appeal to a tribunal under regulation 198, a person is taken to claim payment of a surviving adult’s pension or eligible child’s pension in respect of a member—

(a)on the date of the member’s death; or

(b)for an eligible child born after the member’s death, on the day on which that child is born.

(4) An eligible child’s pension payable in respect of an eligible child aged under 18 must be paid—

(a)if the child is in the care of the member’s surviving adult, to the surviving adult (unless the scheme manager directs otherwise); and

(b)in any other case, to a person determined by the scheme manager.

(5) A person who receives a sum under paragraph (3) must apply that sum for the benefit of the child.

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