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The Local Government (Discretionary Payments) Regulations 1996

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Entitlement to children’s long-term compensation

24.—(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)in respect of whom there is an entitlement to receive a children’s long-term pension under regulation G3, G5 or G6 of the LGPS Regulations in relation to the deceased’s former employment; or

(b)in respect of whom there would be such an entitlement 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 long-term compensation is payable to or for the benefit of such eligible child or eligible children—

(a)if a children’s long-term pension under regulation G3, G5 or G6 of the LGPS Regulations is payable following the expiry of the period of 3 months beginning with the date of death, from the day following the expiration of that period; or

(b)otherwise, from the day following the expiry of the period of 6 months beginning with the date of death.

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