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The Firefighters' Pension Scheme (Wales) Order 2007

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3.—(1) References in this Scheme to a person being permanently disabled are references to that person being disabled at the time when the question arises for decision and to that person’s disablement being at that time likely to be permanent.

(2) Disablement—

(a)in relation to a firefighter member, means such incapacity, occasioned by infirmity of mind or body, as makes that member unable to perform any duties of the role in which that member was last employed;

(b)in relation to a child, means such incapacity, occasioned by infirmity of mind or body, as makes the child unable to earn a living.

(3) In determining whether a person’s disablement is permanent, the authority must have regard—

(a)in every case, to whether the disablement will continue until the person’s normal retirement age; and

(b)in relation to a person who has taken a deferred pension, to whether the disablement will continue until the person’s normal benefit age.

(4) Where—

(a)a person has left the Scheme with deferred entitlement to benefits before becoming disabled, and

(b)the date on which the person becomes disabled cannot be ascertained,

the date must be taken to be that on which the claim that the person is disabled is first made known to the authority.

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