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The Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (Wales) Regulations 2015

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Entitlement to lower tier ill-health pension and higher tier ill-health pension

74.—(1) An active member who has not reached normal pension age is entitled to immediate payment of a lower tier ill-health pension if the following conditions are satisfied—

(a)in the opinion of an IQMP, the member is incapable of performing any of the duties of the role in which the member was last employed because of incapacity of mind or body and this incapacity will continue until normal pension age;

(b)the member has at least three months of qualifying service;

(c)consequent on the incapacity in sub-paragraph (a), the member has been dismissed or retired from scheme employment; and

(d)the scheme manager has determined that the member is entitled to a lower tier ill-health pension.

(2) An active member is entitled to immediate payment of a higher tier ill-health pension in addition to the lower tier ill-health pension if the following conditions are satisfied—

(a)in the opinion of an IQMP, the member is incapable of undertaking regular employment because of incapacity of mind or body and this incapacity will continue until normal pension age;

(b)the member has at least five years of qualifying service;

(c)the member is entitled to a lower tier ill-health pension; and

(d)the scheme manager has determined that the member is entitled to a higher tier ill-health pension.

(3) In these Regulations, an “ill-health award” (“dyfarniad afiechyd”) means the entitlement to the payment of a lower tier ill-health pension, and in cases where the member is also entitled to a higher tier ill-health pension, the payment of a higher tier ill-health pension.

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