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The Police Pension Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 2015

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Entitlement to full retirement pension (deferred members)

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81.—(1) A deferred member of this scheme is entitled to payment for life of a retirement earned pension if paragraph (2), (3) or (4) applies.

(2) This paragraph applies if—

(a)the member has reached the member’s state pension age;

(b)the member has at least 2 years’ qualifying service or a transfer payment otherwise than from another occupational pension scheme has been received by this scheme in relation to the member; and

(c)the member has left eligible service.

(3) This paragraph applies if—

(a)the member has not reached the member’s state pension age;

(b)the member has left eligible service;

(c)the selected medical practitioner gives a report under regulation 76 (early payment on grounds of permanent medical unfitness) that the member is permanently medically unfit for engaging in any regular employment; and

(d)the member is eligible under this scheme for payment of ill-health benefits(1).

(4) This paragraph applies if—

(a)the member has reached normal minimum pension age but has not reached the member’s state pension age;

(b)the member has at least 2 years’ qualifying service or a transfer payment otherwise than from another occupational pension scheme has been received by this scheme in relation to the member;

(c)the member has left eligible service; and

(d)the member claims payment of a full retirement pension under regulation 86 (claim for early payment otherwise than on grounds of permanent medical unfitness (deferred members)).

(5) On becoming entitled to payment for life of a retirement earned pension, P is entitled to payment for life of a retirement added pension of any description if the deferred member’s account specifies a provisional amount of the relevant deferred added pension.

(6) In this regulation, “relevant deferred added pension” means—

(a)for a retirement added (self only) pension, a deferred added (self only) pension;

(b)for a retirement added (all beneficiaries) pension, a deferred added (all beneficiaries) pension.

(1)

See Chapter 4 of Part 4 for when a member is eligible under this scheme for payment of ill-health benefits.

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