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The Firefighters' Pension Scheme (Wales) Order 2007

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Awards on death or permanent disablement

3.—(1) A reservist who, at the end of that reservist’s forces period, is permanently disabled(1) for performing the duties of a firefighter by reason of an infirmity that—

(a)is unrelated to any injury received during the reservist’s forces period; and

(b)is not a qualifying injury,

is entitled to an award under rule 2 of Part 3 (award on ill-health retirement).

(2) Where a reservist dies—

(a)during the reservist’s forces period;

(b)from the effects of an injury which rendered the reservist incapable of performing the duties of a firefighter; or

(c)while receiving a pension under this Scheme,

an award is payable in accordance with paragraph (3) and (4).

(3) Where the reservist’s death —

(a)is not the result of a qualifying injury, and

(b)occurs during the reservist’s forces period,

a survivor’s pension under Chapter 1 of Part 4 is payable to the reservist’s spouse, civil partner or nominated partner (as the case may be) as if the reservist were a firefighter member entitled as mentioned in rule 1(a) of that Part.

(4) Where the reservist’s death occurs during the reservist’s forces period and is not the result of a qualifying injury —

(a)a child pension is payable under Chapter 2 of Part 4 as if—

(i)the reservist were a firefighter member who died while employed by an authority; and

(ii)paragraph (1)(c), (2) and (3) of rule 8 were omitted; and

(b)a death grant is payable under rule 1 of Part 5.

(1)

See rule 3 of Part 1.

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