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The Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (Wales) Regulations 2015

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Establishment of retirement account and other adjustments

59.—(1) This regulation applies in relation to a continuous period of pensionable service under this scheme.

(2) When an active member of this scheme becomes entitled to the immediate payment of a retirement pension or an ill-health award, the scheme manager must—

(a)close all the active member’s accounts for that member and any added pension account; and

(b)establish an account for the pensioner member for that period of service.

(3) When an active member of this scheme exercises the partial retirement option and becomes entitled under regulation 67(1) (entitlement to retirement pension) to the immediate payment of a retirement pension, the scheme manager must—

(a)close the active member’s account for the period of earlier service;

(b)establish an account for the pensioner member for that period of earlier service;

(c)close any added pension account and transfer the amount of accrued added pension to the retirement account; and

(d)establish a new active member’s account under Chapter 5 for the member’s continuing service as if the first day of pensionable service in the scheme employment is the day after the option date.

(4) When a deferred member becomes entitled to the immediate payment of a retirement pension, the scheme manager must—

(a)close any added pension account; and

(b)transfer the amount of accrued added pension (if any) to the deferred member’s account.

(5) For the purpose of these Regulations, an account established for a pensioner member under paragraph (2)(b) or (3)(b) is called a retirement account.

(6) In this regulation—

“continuing service” (“gwasanaeth parhaus”) means pensionable service that continues following the exercise of the partial retirement option in regulation 72 (exercise of partial retirement option) after the option date;

“option date” (“dyddiad opsiwn”) means the date on which the partial retirement option is exercised and the member becomes entitled to the immediate payment of a retirement pension;

“period of earlier service” (“cyfnod o wasanaeth cynharach”) means the continuous period of pensionable service ending on the option date.

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