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The Local Government (Discretionary Payments) Regulations 1996

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Entitlement to children’s short-term compensation

22.—(1) This regulation applies where an eligible person who has been granted a credited period under regulation 8 dies and is survived by an eligible child or children—

(a)who is or are entitled to receive a children’s short-term pension under regulation G4 or G7 of the LGPS Regulations in relation to the deceased’s former employment; or

(b)who would be so entitled apart from—

(i)a relevant disqualification with respect to the deceased (and on the relevant assumptions); or

(ii)the transfer of benefits to another pension scheme.

(2) Where this regulation applies, children’s short-term compensation is payable to or for the benefit of such eligible child or eligible children as are mentioned in paragraph (1)—

(a)if a children’s short-term pension under regulation G4 or G7 of the LGPS Regulations is payable for the period of 3 months beginning with the date of the death, for that period; and

(b)otherwise, for the period of 6 months beginning with that date.

(3) Children’s short-term compensation is not payable in respect of a period for which surviving spouse’s short-term compensation is payable to the surviving spouse of the deceased.

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