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The Probation (Compensation) Regulations 1965

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Compensation payable to dependants, etc. on the death of a claimant

24.—(1) Payments in accordance with this and the next two succeeding Regulations shall be made to or for the benefit of the widow, child or other dependant or to the personal representative of an officer to whom this Part of these Regulations applies.

(2) If the widow, child or other dependant of the officer might have become entitled to a pension under the pension scheme to which the officer was last subject before losing his employment if such loss of employment had not occurred, the widow, child or other dependant, as the case may be, shall be entitled to receive an annual sum equal to the prescribed proportion of any retirement compensation by way of annual amounts payable to the officer under Regulation 18, 19 or 20 of these Regulations immediately prior to his death or, if he dies before becoming entitled to receive compensation under any of those Regulations, the prescribed proportion of the compensation by way of annual amounts which he would have received under Regulation 18 of these Regulations had he become entitled thereto immediately prior to his death:

Provided that—

(i) where any retirement compensation has been surrendered or compounded under Regulation 23(5) or Regulation 36 of these Regulations, any sum payable under this Regulation shall be calculated as if such surrender or compounding had not taken place;

(ii) where the pension scheme provides for payment of the pension to any person on behalf of the child or other dependant, any annual sum payable as aforesaid to a child or other dependant shall be paid to that person on behalf of the child or dependant in the like manner and for the like period as is provided in the pension scheme;

(iii) in calculating the sum payable as aforesaid, it shall be assumed that the retirement compensation payable, or which would have been payable, to an officer under Regulation 18, 19 or 20 of these Regulations had been such sum as would have been payable if the accrued pension or accrued incapacity pension had not been reduced in connection with the passing of the National Insurance Act 1946 or the National Insurance Act 1959.

(3) Any annual sum payable to or for the benefit of a widow, child or other dependant under this Regulation shall cease to be payable in any circumstances in which a corresponding pension under the said pension scheme would have ceased to be payable.

(4) Except where any compensation payable to the officer concerned has been reduced under Regulation 23(1) of these Regulations, compensation payable under this and the next following Regulation shall in the aggregate be reduced by an amount the capital value whereof is equal to the amount of any superannuation contributions returned to the officer and either not paid to the compensating authority or repaid by the compensating authority to the officer, the compensation under each such Regulation being reduced in proportion to the capital value of each amount.

(5) This Regulation shall apply in the case of an officer who has suffered a diminution of emoluments with the substitution of references to diminution of emoluments for references to loss of employment, but the annual sum payable to a widow, child or other dependant of such an officer shall be a sum which bears to the sum which would have been payable under paragraph (2) of this Regulation had the claim been in respect of loss of employment, the same ratio as the amount by which the officer's net emoluments have been diminished (calculated as an annual rate) bears to the amount of his net emoluments:

Provided that no sum shall be payable under this paragraph if this ratio is less than 2½ per cent.

(6) In this Regulation “prescribed proportion” means the proportion which, under the pension scheme to which the officer was subject immediately prior to the loss of employment of diminution of emoluments, the pension payable to a widow, child or other dependant, as the case may be, bears to an officer's pension.

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