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The National Health Service Pension Scheme and Additional Voluntary Contributions (Amendment) Regulations 2017

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Amendment of regulation M8

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6.—(1) Regulation M8 (member’s right to transfer a preserved pension to the 2015 Scheme)(1) is amended as follows.

(2) After paragraph (5), insert—

(5A) The Secretary of State must provide a member to whom this regulation applies with a notice in writing stating that the member has the right to request a statement of the amount of the cash equivalent of the member’s benefits accrued in accordance with these Regulations (“a statement of entitlement”).

(5B) The Secretary of State must provide the member with the notice referred to in paragraph (5A) within the period of three months beginning with the date that the Secretary of State receives notification from the member’s employing authority that the member has joined the 2015 Scheme.

(5C) In accordance with paragraph (5D), a member who has received a notice in accordance with paragraph (5A) may request the Secretary of State to provide a statement of entitlement.

(5D) For the purposes of paragraph (5C), a request for a statement of entitlement must—

(a)be made by the member in writing on the form provided by the Secretary of State for that purpose;

(b)be received by the Secretary of State before the end of the three month period beginning with the date of the notice under paragraph (5A)..

(3) For paragraph (6), substitute—

(6) The Secretary of State must provide a member who has requested a statement of entitlement in accordance with paragraph (5D) with a statement of entitlement at the guarantee date..

(4) For sub-paragraph (a) of paragraph (9), substitute—

(a)the period of three months beginning with the date that the Secretary of State receives the member’s request for a statement of entitlement in accordance with paragraph (5D); or.

(1)

This regulation was inserted by regulation 13 of S.I. 2015/96.

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