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The Redundant Association Officers Compensation Regulations 1967

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Eligibility for Retirement Compensation

17.—(1)  Subject to the provisions of these regulations, compensation under this Part of these regulations (referred to in these regulations as “retirement compensation” ) may be paid in the cases provided for in the following provisions of this Part to a person who after attaining the age of forty years has lost his employment as a pensionable officer of an Association or has suffered a diminution in his emoluments as such an officer if

(a)in the opinion of the Secretary of State the loss of employment or diminution in emoluments was due to a relevant cause;

(b)the person had been for a period of not less than eight years immediately preceding the qualifying date continuously engaged (which for the purposes of this regulation means engaged without a break of more than twelve months at any one time) for the whole or part of his time in relevant employment;

(c)the person had at the date of the loss of employment or commencement of diminution in emoluments not attained normal retiring age;

(d)the person has made a claim for compensation in accordance with the procedure for making claims set out in Part X of these regulations not later than two years after the loss of employment or commencement of the diminution in emoluments in respect of which the claim is made;

(e)the person has subsequently been granted a pension under the relevant pension scheme either on reaching normal retiring age, or by virtue of any provision of the relevant pension scheme providing for payment of a reduced pension on retirement before that age; and

(f)the person is a person who in accordance with regulation 18 is deemed to have made further or increased contributions to the relevant pension scheme.

(2) For the purposes of this regulation a lump sum payable to a person under a pension scheme to which he has contributed shall be regarded as a pension.

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