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The Police Pensions Regulations 1987

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part A General Provisions and Retirement

    1. A1.Citation and commencement

    2. A2.Supplementary provisions

    3. A3.Exclusion of old cases

    4. A4.Meaning of certain expressions and references—general provisions

    5. A5.Meaning of certain expressions related to the National Insurance and Social Security Acts

    6. A6.Meaning of certain expressions in relation to persons who are not members of a home police force

    7. A7.Weekly rate of pensions and allowances

    8. A8.Persons treated as being in receipt of a pension

    9. A9.Reckoning of service for purposes of awards

    10. A10.Aggregate pension contributions for purposes of awards

    11. A11.Injury received in the execution of duty

    12. A12.Disablement

    13. A13.Disablement, death or treatment in hospital the result of an injury

    14. A14.Relevant service in the armed forces

    15. A15.Alterations in police areas

    16. A16.Transfers

    17. A17.Retirement

    18. A18.Compulsory retirement on account of age

    19. A19.Compulsory retirement on grounds of efficiency of the force

    20. A20.Compulsory retirement on grounds of disablement

    21. A21.Effective date of retirement

  3. Part B Personal Awards

    1. B1.Policeman’s ordinary pension

    2. B2.Policeman’s short service award

    3. B3.Policeman’s ill-health award

    4. B4.Policeman’s injury award

    5. B5.Policeman’s deferred pension

    6. B6.Award by way of repayment of aggregate pension contributions

    7. B7.Commutation—general provision

    8. B8.Commutation—small pensions

    9. B9.Allocation

    10. B10.Limitation of surrendered portion of a pension for the purposes of Regulation B7 or B9

    11. B11.Deduction of tax from certain awards

  4. Part C Widows' Awards

    1. C1.Widow’s ordinary pension

    2. C2.Widow’s special award

    3. C3.Widow’s augmented award

    4. C4.Widow’s accrued pension

    5. C5.Limitation on award to widow with reference to date of marriage and pension in case of post-retirement marriage

    6. C6.Widow’s requisite benefit and temporary pension

    7. C7.Widow’s award where no other award payable

    8. C8.Limitation on award to widow living apart from her husband and widow’s requisite benefit pension

    9. C9.Termination of widow’s award on remarriage

  5. Part D Children’s Awards

    1. D1.Child’s ordinary allowance

    2. D2.Child’s special allowance

    3. D3.Child’s special gratuity

    4. D4.Child’s accrued allowance

    5. D5.Child’s allowance or special gratuity—limitations

  6. Part E Awards on Death—Additional Provisions

    1. Dependent relatives and estate

      1. E1.Adult dependent relative’s special pension

      2. E2.Gratuities—dependent relatives

      3. E3.Gratuity—estate

    2. Supplementary provisions relating to awards on death

      1. E4.Gratuity in lieu of widow’s pension

      2. E5.Gratuity in lieu of child’s allowance

      3. E6.Limitation on discretion to grant a gratuity in lieu of a pension or allowance

      4. E7.Prevention of duplication

      5. E8.Increase of widow’s pension or child’s allowance during first 13 weeks

      6. E9.Increase of awards (other than flat-rate awards) by reference to the Pensions (Increase) Acts

      7. E10.Determination of amount of widow’s or child’s flat-rate award and increase thereof by reference to the Pensions (Increase) Act1971

  7. Part F Pensionable Service and Transfer Values

    1. F1.Reckoning of pensionable service

    2. F2.Current service

    3. F3.Previous service reckonable without payment

    4. F4.Previous service reckonable on payment

    5. F5.Previous service reckonable at discretion of police authority

    6. F6.Previous service reckonable under current interchange arrangements

    7. F7.Previous service reckonable under preserved interchange arrangements

    8. F8.Transfer values payable between police authorities

    9. F9.Transfer values payable under interchange arrangements

  8. Part G Pensionable Pay and Contributions

    1. G1.Pensionable and average pensionable pay

    2. G2.Pension contributions payable by regular policeman

    3. G3.Additional and further contributions

  9. Part H Appeals and Medical Questions

    1. H1.Reference of medical questions

    2. H2.Appeal to medical referee

    3. H3.Further reference to medical authority

    4. H4.Refusal to be medically examined

    5. H5.Appeal by a member of a home police force

    6. H6.Appeal by overseas policeman, inspector of constabulary or central police officer

    7. H7.Limitations on appeals

  10. Part I Servicemen

    1. I1.Servicemen to whom Part I applies

    2. I2.Awards to servicemen

    3. I3.Awards on death of servicemen

    4. I4.Application of Regulations E2 and E3

    5. I5.Servicemen who resume service as regular policemen

    6. I6.Servicemen who do not resume service in their former force

    7. I7.Pensionable service

    8. I8.Pension contributions etc.

  11. Part J Special Cases

    1. J1.Policeman with a guaranteed minimum for the purposes of the Social Security Pensions Act 1975

    2. J2.Former member of the Royal Ulster Constabulary

    3. J3.Former reversionary member of home police force

    4. J4.Other special provisions

  12. Part K Revision and Withdrawal or Forfeiture of Awards

    1. K1.Cancellation of ill-health and injury pensions

    2. K2.Reassessment of injury pension

    3. K3.Reduction of pension in case of default

    4. K4.Withdrawal of pension during service as a regular policeman

    5. K5.Forfeiture of pension

  13. Part L Payments by and to Police Authorities

    1. L1.Authorities responsible for payment of awards

    2. L2.Funds out of which and into which payments are to be made

    3. L3.Payment and duration of awards

    4. L4.Payment of awards otherwise than to beneficiary and application of payments

  14. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE A

      Glossary of Expressions

    2. SCHEDULE B

      Personal Awards

      1. Part I Policeman’s Ordinary Pension

        1. 1.Subject to paragraph 2 and Parts VII and VIII of...

        2. 2.If the amount of the pension calculated in accordance with...

      2. Part II Policeman’s Short Service Pension

      3. Part III Policeman’s Ill-Health Pension

        1. 1.Subject to Regulation K1(5) (termination of unsecured portion of ill-health...

        2. 2.Where the policeman has less than 5 years' pensionable service,...

        3. 3.Where the policeman has 5 or more years', but not...

        4. 4.Where the policeman has more than 10 years' pensionable service,...

        5. 5.In the case of a policeman who, had he continued...

      4. Part IV Policeman’s Short Service or Ill-Health Gratuity

        1. 1.Where the policeman has not completed a year’s pensionable service,...

        2. 2.Where the policeman has completed at least a year’s pensionable...

        3. 3.Where the policeman retired after the beginning of the tax...

      5. Part V Policeman’s Injury Award

        1. 1.A gratuity under Regulation B4 shall be calculated by reference...

        2. 2.An injury pension shall be calculated by reference to the...

        3. 3.(1) The amount of an injury pension, calculated as aforesaid,...

        4. 4.(1) The amount of the injury pension in respect of...

        5. 5.No payment shall be made in respect of an injury...

        6. 6.This Part has effect subject to paragraphs 6 and 7...

      6. Part VI Policeman’s Deferred Pension

        1. 1.The amount of a policeman’s deferred pension shall be calculated...

        2. 2.Subject to Parts VII and VIII of this Schedule (reductions...

        3. 3.The hypothetical pension referred to in paragraph 2 is a...

      7. Part VII Reduction of Pension at State Pensionable Age

        1. Pension modifications connected with state flat-rate retirement benefit

          1. 1.(1) Where, in respect of service as a regular policeman...

        2. Pension modifications connected with state graduated retirement benefit

          1. 2.(1) Where a person in receipt of an ordinary, short...

          2. 3.(1) Where a person in receipt of an ordinary, short...

          3. 4.(1) Where a person in receipt of the secured portion...

      8. Part VIII Reduction of Pension Related to Up-Rating of Widow’s Pension

        1. 1.(1) An ordinary, short service, ill-health or deferred pension payable...

        2. 2.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), this paragraph shall apply in...

        3. 3.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), this paragraph shall apply in...

        4. 4.In calculating the amount of a reduction in a man’s...

        5. 5.In calculating the amount of a reduction in a man’s...

        6. 6.(1) Where a man entitled to an ordinary pension was,...

        7. 7.The following Table is that referred to in paragraphs 2...

        8. 8.Paragraph 6 has effect subject to paragraph 3 of Part...

    3. SCHEDULE C

      Widows' Awards

      1. Part I Widow’s Ordinary Pension

        1. 1.(1) Subject to paragraphs 2 and 3, the annual amount...

        2. 2.The amount of a widow’s ordinary pension calculated in accordance...

        3. 3.Where in respect of any period a widow so elects,...

        4. 4.This Part has effect subject to paragraphs 2 to 5...

      2. Part II Widow’s Special Pension

        1. 1.Subject to paragraphs 2 and 3, the weekly amount of...

        2. 2.(1) Where, in respect of any week, a pension is...

        3. 3.The weekly amount of a widow’s special pension calculated in...

        4. 4.Paragraph 2 has effect subject to paragraph 4 of Part...

      3. Part III Widow’s Accrued Pension

        1. 1.(1) Subject to paragraphs 2 and 3, the annual amount...

        2. 2.The amount of a widow’s accrued pension calculated in accordance...

        3. 3.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), where in respect of any...

        4. 4.Paragraph 1(1) has effect subject to paragraphs 7 and 8...

      4. Part IV Widow’s Pension in Case of Post-Retirement Marriage

        1. 1.Where under Regulation C5(3) the widow of a regular policeman...

        2. 2.Where under Regulation C5(3) the widow of a regular policeman...

        3. 3.In this Part the appropriate proportion means the proportion which...

      5. Part V Widow’s Requisite Benefit Pension

        1. 1.Subject to paragraph 2, the annual amount of a widow’s...

        2. 2.The amount of a pension calculated in accordance with paragraph...

    4. SCHEDULE D

      Children’s Awards

      1. Part I Child’s Ordinary Allowance

        1. 1.(1) Where one of the child’s parents is alive, the...

        2. 2.(1) Where the relevant parent was the child’s only surviving...

        3. 3.(1) The pension or notional pension referred to in paragraphs...

        4. 4.The amount of a child’s ordinary allowance determined in accordance...

        5. 5.Where in respect of any period a person to whom...

        6. 6.Where the relevant parent died before 1st April 1987, any...

        7. 7.This Part has effect subject to paragraphs 1(3), 2 and...

      2. Part II Child’s Special Allowance

        1. 1.(1) Where one of the child’s parents is alive, the...

        2. 2.(1) Where the relevant parent was the child’s only surviving...

        3. 3.The amount of a child’s special allowance determined in accordance...

      3. Part III Child’s Accrued Allowance

        1. 1.Subject to paragraphs 2 and 3, a child’s accrued allowance...

        2. 2.(1) Paragraphs 1(2) and (3) and 2(2) and (3) of...

        3. 3.(1) Paragraph 1(4) and (5) of Part I as applied...

        4. 4.Where the relevant parent died before 1st April 1987, any...

        5. 5.Paragraph 2 has effect subject to paragraph 4 of Part...

      4. Part IV Reduction in Child’s Allowance During Full-Time Remunerated Training Etc.

        1. 1.(1) In this Part— “relevant child” means, subject to sub-paragraph...

        2. 2.In the case of any relevant child—

        3. 3.(1) Where as well as any relevant child there are...

    5. SCHEDULE E

      Awards on Death—Additional Provisions

      1. Part I Dependent Relative’s Special Pension

        1. 1.Subject to paragraphs 2, 3 and 4, a dependent relative’s...

        2. 2.In respect of any week for which there are payable...

        3. 3.The amount of a dependent relative’s special pension determined in...

        4. 4.(1) Where in respect of any week the aggregate amount...

      2. Part II Gratuity in Lieu of Widow’s Pension

      3. Part III Gratuity in Lieu of Child’s Allowance

    6. SCHEDULE F

      Pensionable Service and Transfer Values

      1. Part I Payment by Policeman in Respect of Previous Service other than Police Service

        1. 1.(1) Where a regular policeman undertakes to pay a sum...

        2. 2.If, before he has discharged his liability under the undertaking,...

        3. 3.If, before he has discharged his liability under the undertaking,...

      2. Part II Transfers and Current Interchange Arrangements

        1. Section 1—

          Transfer value payable by police authority under Regulation F8 or F9

          1. 1.(1) A transfer value payable by a police authority under...

          2. 2.(1) The annual amount of the policeman’s notional deferred pension,...

          3. 3.(1) In the case of a man, the annual amount...

          4. 4.For the purpose of calculating a transfer value payable as...

          5. 5.Subject to the following paragraphs, the transfer value shall be...

          6. 6.(1) This paragraph shall apply in the case of a...

          7. 7.Where a regular policeman at the time of ceasing to...

          8. 8.Where a contributions equivalent premium relating to the period ending...

          9. 9.(1) This paragraph shall apply where a transfer value payable...

          10. 10.(1) This paragraph shall apply where a transfer value is...

          11. 11.(1) This paragraph shall apply where a transfer value is...

          12. 12.This Section has effect subject to paragraphs 2 and 3...

        2. Section 2—

          Pensionable service reckonable on receipt of transfer value

          1. 1.(1) The period of pensionable service reckonable by a regular...

          2. 2.(1) Where in a case to which paragraph 1(2) applies...

          3. 3.(1) The policeman’s pensionable emoluments shall be multiplied by a...

          4. 4.The adjusted transfer value calculated in accordance with paragraph 2...

          5. 5.Paragraph 1(2) has effect subject to paragraph 7 of Part...

        3. Section 3—

          Table referred to in Sections 1 and 2

      3. Part III Preserved Interchange Arrangements

        1. Section 1—

          Civil service and Metropolitan Police Civil Staff service

          1. 1.This Section shall apply in relation to service or employment—...

          2. 2.In relation to the said service or employment the specified...

          3. 3.In relation to the said service or employment the transfer...

          4. 4.The specified authority for the purposes of Regulation F7 shall...

          5. 5.In relation to such service or employment as is mentioned...

        2. Section 2—

          Local Government, Fire, Education and Health service

          1. 1.This Section shall apply in relation to service or employment—...

          2. 2.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), in relation to the said...

          3. 3.In relation to such service or employment as is mentioned...

          4. 4.The specified authority for the purposes of Regulation F7 shall...

        3. Section 3—

          Other service or employment

          1. 1.This Section shall apply in relation to service or employment...

          2. 2.Subject to paragraph 5 in relation to any such service...

          3. 3.(1) In relation to any such service or employment the...

          4. 4.In relation to any such service or employment the specified...

          5. 5.In relation to service or employment in which a person...

    7. SCHEDULE G

      Additional and Further Contributions

      1. 1.Where, in pursuance of paragraph (2) of Regulation G3 and...

      2. 2.For the purposes of paragraph 1, no account shall be...

    8. SCHEDULE H

      Medical Appeals

      1. 1.Every notice of appeal under Regulation H2(2) shall be in...

      2. 2.On receipt of the notice of appeal the police authority...

      3. 3.A medical referee shall appoint a time and place for...

      4. 4.At any time before any interview with the medical referee...

      5. 5.Any interview or examination may be attended by—

      6. 6.The medical referee shall give written notice to the police...

      7. 7.(1) The medical referee shall be entitled to such fees...

      8. 8.(1) Save as hereinafter provided, the expenses of each party...

    9. SCHEDULE I

      Servicemen—Increase of Awards

      1. 1.(1) This paragraph shall apply where a pension payable to...

      2. 2.(1) This paragraph shall apply where a pension payable to...

      3. 3.(1) This paragraph shall apply when an allowance payable to...

      4. 4.(1) In this Schedule a reference to an armed forces...

    10. SCHEDULE J

      Special Cases—Exceptions and Modifications

      1. Part I Personal Awards

        1. Policeman’s ordinary pension

          1. 1.Policeman serving on 15th February 1971 and retiring in the rank of commander (otherwise than in metropolitan police force)

          2. 2.Policeman with service before 8th August 1961

          3. 3.Policeman who retired before 25th October 1984

          4. 4.Commutation by policeman who retires or retired before 1st October 1987

        2. Policeman’s ill-health pension

          1. 5.Policeman who is serving on 1st April 1987 or retired before that date

        3. Policeman’s injury award

          1. 6.Policeman serving on 1st April 1972 or ceasing to serve before 1st April 1973 who has less than 5 years' pensionable service

          2. 7.Policeman ceasing to serve before 1st April 1987

        4. Policeman’s deferred pension

          1. 8.Policeman with service or employment both before, and on or after, 6th April 1978

        5. Pension by way of equivalent pension benefit

          1. 9.Policeman serving on 5th April 1975

      2. Part II Widows' Awards

        1. Widow’s ordinary pension

          1. 1.Widow whose husband retired before 1st April 1987

          2. 2.Application of paragraphs 3, 4 and 5

          3. 3.Pre-1972 pensionable service not up-rated

          4. 4.Pre-1972 pensionable service up-rated to third but not to half rate

          5. 5.Specified amounts for purposes of paragraphs 3 and 4

        2. Widow’s special gratuity

          1. 6.Widow whose husband died before 25th November 1982

        3. Widow’s accrued pension

          1. 7.Application of paragraph 8 and service for the purposes thereof

          2. 8.Husband’s pensionable service not fully up-rated

        4. Gratuity in lieu of widow’s pension

          1. 9.Widow whose husband ceased to serve before 1st April 1987

        5. Widow’s pension in case of post-retirement marriage

          1. 10.Widow whose husband ceased to serve before 1st April 1987

      3. Part III Children’s Awards

        1. Child’s ordinary allowance

          1. 1.Child whose parent retired before 1st April 1987

          2. 2.Transitional modification of Part I of Schedule D

          3. 3.Child whose relevant parent died before 1st April 1973

        2. Child’s accrued allowance

          1. 4.Transitional modification of Part III of Schedule D

        3. Limitations on child’s award

          1. 5.Child’s allowance or special gratuity

        4. Gratuity in lieu of child’s allowance

          1. 6.Child whose relevant parent ceased to serve before 1st April 1987

      4. Part IV Pensionable Service

        1. Policeman who ceased to serve before 24th January 1975

          1. 1.Application of paragraphs 2 and 3 and reckoning of service etc. for purposes of awards

          2. 2.Periods to be computed in completed years

          3. 3.Periods to be computed in completed half-years

        2. Policeman with service or employment both before, and on or after, 6th April 1978

          1. 4.Application of Regulation F4 or F5 to policeman who has relinquished deferred pension under paragraph 8 of Part I of this Schedule

        3. Policeman suspended before 15th February 1971

          1. 5.Pensionable service—period of suspension not reckonable

        4. Displaced chief constable

          1. 6.Pensionable service—added years in case of chief constable displaced under Police Act 1946 or corresponding Scottish enactments

        5. Policeman who became such before 1st April 1987

          1. 7.Calculation of pensionable service reckonable under Regulation F6

      5. Part V Transfer Values

        1. Policeman who last became such before 6th April 1978

          1. 1.Transfer value payable between police authorities

        2. Person who ceased to be a member of a police force before 1st April 1977

          1. 2.ransfer value in respect of person who ceased to be a member of a police force before 1st April 1977

          2. 3.Transfer value in respect of policeman who ceased to serve before 24th January 1975

      6. Part VI Pensionable Pay and Contributions Etc.

        1. Notional pensionable pay

          1. 1.Certain senior officers with service on or after 1st August 1975

          2. 2.Policeman with service between 31st August 1978 and 1st May 1979

        2. Transferred member of the British Airports Authority constabulary

          1. 3.Payments by way of special contributions or reduction in pension

      7. Part VII General and Additional Provisions

        1. Construction of references

          1. 1.Certain civilian employees treated as members of the City of London police force

          2. 2.Police authority for Northern Ireland before 15th February 1971

          3. 3.References to the police authority and to the Secretary of State in relation to overseas policemen in relation to period 1st April 1968 to 12th November 1970

          4. 4.References to Social Security Act 1975 in relation to time before its coming into force

        2. Displaced chief constable

          1. 5.Chief constable affected by an amalgamation scheme under the Police Act 1946 or corresponding Scottish enactments

          2. 6.Chief constable affected by local government re-organisation or an amalgamation scheme under the Police Act 1964

        3. Miscellaneous

          1. 7.Member of an overseas corps with previous service outside Great Britain

          2. 8.Former lieutenant in Scottish police force

          3. 9.Lincolnshire

          4. 10.River Tyne police force

  15. Explanatory Note

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