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The Firefighters' Pension Scheme (Wales) Order 2007

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Payment of awards

3.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), while an award is payable under this Scheme it must be paid monthly in arrears.

(2) The authority may—

(a)delay payment, in whole or part, to the extent necessary for determining any question as to their liability; and

(b)where they are of the opinion that, by reason of the amount of the award, its payment monthly in arrears would be impracticable, discharge their liability in respect of it by making payments at such reasonable intervals as they think fit.

(3) Lump sums under Part 5 and, subject to paragraphs (4) and (5), pensions under Part 4 are payable from the day after the date of the death.

(4) A pension under Part 4 in respect of a posthumous child is payable from the date of the child’s birth.

(5) Where—

(a)the authority are not informed of the death of a pensioner; and

(b)a pension to which the pensioner was entitled has continued in payment,

the authority may recover all or part of the overpayment, as they think fit; and may recover it by set-off against any other award payable under this Scheme in respect of the deceased.

(6) Where a person is entitled under rule 8 of Part 3 to the repayment of the person’s aggregate pension contributions, the authority are not obliged to make payment—

(a)until the expiration of a year from the date of the person’s retirement, or

(b)until the person requests payment,

whichever is the earlier.

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