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The Local Government Pension Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 1998

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Conversion of periods credited under Discretionary Payments Regulations etc. into membership

136.—(1) Where, apart from paragraph (9) of regulation 51, an employing authority could pass a resolution under that regulation to increase a person’s total membership, they may resolve that his total membership be increased by the whole or part of the period credited to him as mentioned in that paragraph.

(2) Where–

(a)any person has been credited by an employer (“the transferor employer”) under any scheme, the terms of which correspond to Part III of the Local Government (Discretionary Payments and Injury Benefits) (Scotland) Regulations 1998, with a period of service in respect of a former employment;

(b)the transferor employer’s liability in respect of payments falling due to that person as respects that credited period has been transferred to the employing authority;

(c)apart from paragraph (9) of regulation 51, if–

(i)the person’s employment with the transferor employer had been employment with the employing authority; and

(ii)any actions taken by the transferor employer under the scheme mentioned in paragraph (a) had been taken by that authority,

that authority could pass a resolution under regulation 51 to increase his total membership,

they may resolve that his total membership be increased by the whole or part of the period credited to him.

(3) The additional period must not exceed the period which would be the maximum additional period under regulation 51, if–

(a)a resolution under that regulation could be passed in relation to him; and

(b)the period of 10 years were substituted for the period of 6 243/365 years in paragraph (2)(d) of that regulation.

(4) The additional period may be counted as a period of membership only if–

(a)the employing authority and the administering authority agree that the employing authority will pay increased contributions under regulation 78 to meet the cost of the increase in membership; or

(b)the relevant employing authority make the payment required by regulation 79(2) within the period specified in that regulation,

but it may be so counted as from the date from which the resolution has effect.

(5) If the relevant employing authority fail duly to pay those increased contributions or make that payment, the resolution shall cease to have effect.

(6) Where the resolution has effect the period credited as mentioned in regulation 51(9) is reduced or extinguished accordingly (but without prejudice to any payments which have fallen due or have been made before that date).

(7) No resolution may be passed under this regulation, the result of which would be to place any individual in a worse position than he would otherwise be.

(8) If the person was credited as mentioned in regulation 51(9) on or after the commencement date, this regulation applies only if–

(a)the employing authority is an authority who have reasonable grounds to believe that they will cease to exist as a result of a provision made by or under an enactment; or

(b)the employing authority have ceased to exist as a result of any such provision;

and where paragraph (b) applies “employing authority” includes the person to whom the former employing authority’s functions as respects the former employee in question have been transferred in connection with their abolition.

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