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The Firefighters' Pension Scheme (Wales) Order 2007

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Qualifying service

1.  For the purposes of this Scheme, the following periods are periods of a person’s qualifying service—

(a)the period during which the person is a firefighter member of the Scheme and for which the person receives pensionable pay;

(b)any period during which the person—

(i)is a firefighter member of the Scheme,

(ii)is on unpaid leave other than unauthorised absence,

(iii)has made an election under rule 4(1) of this Part, and

(iv)has paid such contributions as are required to be paid under rule 4(2) in respect of that period;

(c)in relation to the second pension under rule 7 of Part 3 (entitlement to two pensions), the period of qualifying service taken into account in calculating the first pension under that rule;

(d)any period of additional service purchased under Part 11;

(e)a period credited on acceptance of a transfer under Part 12;

(f)where the person was a member of the 1992 Scheme, the period of service used for determining the person’s eligibility for an award under that Scheme; and

(g)any period of service that may be credited to the firefighter member resulting from maternity, paternity or adoption leave.

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