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The Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (Wales) Regulations 2015

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1.  In this Schedule—

“active member of an existing public body pension scheme” (“aelod actif o gynllun pensiwn corff cyhoeddus presennol”) has the meaning given in paragraph 7;

“active member of an existing scheme” (“aelod actif o gynllun presennol”) has the meaning given in paragraph 6;

“active member of the 1992 Scheme or the NFPS” (“aelod actif o Gynllun 1992 neu o CPNDT”) has the meaning given in paragraph 5;

“closing date” (“dyddiad cau”)—

(a)

in relation to an existing scheme, means the date referred to in section 18(4)(a) or (b) of the 2013 Act, as the case may be,

(b)

in relation to an existing public body pension scheme, means the date determined under section 31(2) of the 2013 Act by the public authority responsible for that scheme, and

(c)

in relation to a transition member, means—

(i)

if the member is a tapered protection member of the 1992 Scheme or the NFPS, the tapered protection closing date for that member, or

(ii)

if the member is not a protected member of one of those schemes, the scheme closing date;

“eligible to be an active member of the NFPS” (“cymwys i fod yn aelod actif o CPNDT”) has the meaning given in paragraph 4;

“exception” (“eithriad”) means—

(a)

in relation to an existing scheme, an exception under section 18(5) of the 2013 Act provided for in the scheme regulations for that scheme,

(b)

in relation to an existing public body pension scheme, an exception under section 31(4) of the 2013 Act provided for by the public authority responsible for that scheme;

“existing public body pension scheme” (“cynllun pensiwn corff cyhoeddus presennol”) means a public body pension scheme to which section 31 of the 2013 Act applies;

“full protection member” (“aelod diogelwch llawn”), in relation to the 1992 Scheme or the NFPS, has the meaning given in paragraph 9;

“fully protected member” (“aelod a ddiogelir yn llawn”) of an existing scheme or an existing public body pension scheme means a person in respect of whom an exception applies, which exception is one to which section 18(6) of the 2013 Act(1) (or that section as applied by section 31(4) of that Act) applies for the purposes of that scheme;

“protected member” (“aelod a ddiogelir”), in relation to an existing scheme or an existing public body pension scheme, means a full protection member or tapered protection member of one of those schemes;

“protection period” (“cyfnod diogelwch”)—

(a)

for a full protection member of the 1992 Scheme or the NFPS, has the meaning given in paragraph 10, and

(b)

for a tapered protection member of the 1992 Scheme or the NFPS, has the meaning given in paragraph 16;

“scheme closing date” (“dyddiad cau’r cynllun”) means 31 March 2015;

“tapered protection closing date” (“dyddiad cau diogelwch taprog”), in relation to a tapered protection member of an existing scheme, has the meaning given in paragraph 3;

“tapered protection member” (“aelod diogelwch taprog”), in relation to the 1992 Scheme or the NFPS, has the meaning given in paragraph 15;

“transition date” (“dyddiad trosiant”), in relation to a transition member, means—

(a)

if the member is a tapered protection member of the 1992 Scheme or the NFPS, the day after the tapered protection closing date for that member, and

(b)

if the member is not a protected member of the 1992 Scheme or the NFPS, the day after the scheme closing date, or, if later, the day the person ceased to be a protected member of that scheme;

“transition member” (“aelod trosiannol”) means a person—

(a)

who is a member of the 1992 Scheme or the NFPS by virtue of their pensionable service under that scheme, or who is eligible to be an active member of the NFPS, before the transition date, and

(b)

who is a member of this scheme by virtue of the person’s pensionable service under this scheme.

(1)

Section 18(6) was amended by the Pensions Act 2014 (c. 19), section 52(3).

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