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The Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 1995

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Right to guaranteed cash equivalentN.I.

149.  After section 89 of the Pension Schemes Act insert—

Salary related schemes: right to statement of entitlement.

89A.(1) The trustees or managers of a salary related occupational pension scheme must, on the application of any member, provide the member with a written statement (in this Chapter referred to as a “statement of entitlement”) of the amount of the cash equivalent at the guarantee date of any benefits which have accrued to or in respect of him under the applicable rules.

(2) In this section—

  • “the applicable rules” has the same meaning as in section 90;

  • “the guarantee date” means the date by reference to which the value of the cash equivalent is calculated, and must be—


    within the prescribed period beginning with the date of the application, and


    within the prescribed period ending with the date on which the statement of entitlement is provided to the member.

(3) Regulations may make provision in relation to applications for a statement of entitlement, including, in particular, provision as to the period which must elapse after the making of such an application before a member may make a further such application.

(4) If, in the case of any scheme, a statement of entitlement has not been provided under this section, Article 10 of the Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 (power of the Regulatory Authority to impose civil penalties) applies to any trustee or manager who has failed to take all such steps as are reasonable to secure compliance with this section..

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