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The Firefighters' Pension Scheme (Wales) Order 2007

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Election to purchase additional service

6.—(1) An election to pay a lump sum—

(a)must be made by written notice given to the authority not later than twelve months after the date on which the person last became employed by the authority as a firefighter, and

(b)if the sum is not paid within three months after the date on which notice was given, must be treated as not having been made.

(2) An election to pay periodical contributions must be made by written notice given to the authority at least two years before the person’s normal retirement age, but no such election may be made where the person and the authority have agreed that the person will leave the Scheme with an entitlement under any of rules 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6 of Part 3.

(3) Unless paragraph (1)(b) applies, an election under this rule—

(a)takes effect on the day on which the written notice is received by the authority, and

(b)is irrevocable once the lump sum has been paid or, as the case may be, the first contribution has been deducted.

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