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The Local Government (Retirement of Chief Officers) Regulations 1973

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Notification of benefit

10.  The new authority shall, not later than 14 days after the payment date, give to the person duly entitled or, in the event of benefits being payable under regulation 6 or 7, the person or persons entitled thereunder, written notification as follows—

(a)the amounts payable in accordance with these regulations;

(b)the calculation of the amounts referred to in paragraph (a) above;

(c)reasons for the particulars supplied in accordance with paragraphs (a) and (b) above.

Supply of information

11.—(1) Any person to whom benefits are payable under these regulations shall furnish all such information as the new authority may at any time require; and he shall verify that information in such manner, including the production of documents in his possession or control, as may be reasonably so required.

(2) Such a person to whom benefits are payable under these regulations shall, on receipt of reasonable notice, present himself for interview at any place that the new authority may reasonably require; and any person who attends for interview may, if he so desires, be represented by his adviser.

(3) Where in accordance with regulation 14(1) any requirement under this regulation is made by an employing authority, the person of whom the requirement is made shall furnish or verify the information or, as the case may be, present himself for interview, as required by the employing authority.

Procedure for payment of benefit

12.—(1) Benefits payable under these regulations shall be payable at intervals equivalent to those at which the corresponding benefits would have been payable under the relevant superannuation scheme, or at such other intervals as may be agreed between the person entitled to receive the benefits under these regulations and the authority that in accordance with regulation 13 pays those benefits.

(2) Subject to any statutory provision in that behalf, any benefits payable under these regulations shall be payable to, or in trust for, the person who is entitled to receive those benefits, and shall not be assignable.

(3) Without prejudice to any other right of recovery, any benefits under these regulations paid in error may be recovered by the new authority by deduction from any benefits properly so payable.

Authorities responsible for payment of benefits

13.—(1) Benefits under these regulations shall, subject to paragraph (2), be paid by the new authority.

(2) In any case where the person to or in respect of whom the benefits are payable was under the relevant superannuation scheme a contributory employee or a local Act contributor immediately before the payment date, the fund authority may agree with the new authority to pay those benefits on behalf of the new authority and to recover the amount of those benefits from the new authority.

Transitional procedures

14.—(1) Where under any provision of these regulations a power or duty is placed on a new authority to be exercised before 1st April 1974, that power or duty shall be exercised by the employing authority.

(2) Where before an order of transfer is made in relation to him a person is required under regulation 3(3)(f) to give an undertaking or make a payment to the new authority or under regulation 4(2) to send a copy notice to the new authority, he shall give the undertaking, make the payment or give the copy notice, as the case may be, to the employing authority; and that authority shall (when the order of transfer has been made) forward the undertaking, pay the money or give the copy notice to the new authority.

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