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The Police (Compensation) Regulations 1974

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Abatement of compensation by award under the Police Pensions Regulations

26.—(1) Where compensation under these Regulations is payable to a person who has lost office as a member of a police force or to or for the benefit of his widow or child and a pension or allowance under the Police Pensions Regulations is also so payable, the annual amount of the compensation shall be abated by the annual amount of the corresponding pension or allowance.

(2) For the purposes of this Regulation in its application to the payment of long-term compensation, where a pension has been reduced under the provisions of the Police Pensions Regulations—

(a)relating to the allocation of a portion of a pension and mentioned in Regulation 18(5), or

(b)relating to the commutation of a portion of a pension for a lump sum, or

(c)relating to payments under the Police Pensions Regulations for the purpose of qualifying for benefits in respect of previous service or for an improved widow's pension, the annual amount of that pension shall be deemed to be the annual amount which would have been payable but for the said reduction.

(3) For the purposes of this Regulation no account shall be taken of a pension payable to a widow or child under the Police Pensions Regulations by reason of the allocation by the husband or father of a portion of his pension.

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