PART 13Supplementary

CHAPTER 3Guaranteed minimum pensions

Interpretation and application

203.—(1) This Chapter does not apply to—

(a)a pension that is forfeited—

(i)as a result of a conviction for treason; or

(ii)under regulation 209 (forfeiture: offences committed by members), in a case where the relevant offence within the meaning of that regulation is an offence under the Official Secrets Acts 1911 to 1989(1)

(b)a pension that is commuted under regulation 130 (option for pension credit member to commute whole pension: serious ill-health); or

(c)a pension that is commuted under regulation 202 (commutation of small pensions) where the conditions in regulation 60 of the Occupational Pension Schemes (Contracting-out) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996(2) (payment of a guaranteed minimum pension as a lump sum) are met,

(2) But if any other provision of this scheme is inconsistent with this Chapter, this Chapter prevails.

(3) In this Chapter—

(a)“GMP age”—

(i)for a man, means 65; and

(ii)for a woman, means 60; and

(b)references to the amount of a pension are to its amount after the subtraction of the commutation amount (if any).


1989 c.6; see section 16(2) for the meaning of “Official Secrets Acts 1911 to 1989”.


S.R.1996 No 493.Regulation 60 was substituted by S.I. 2006/744 and amended by S.R. 2006 No. 223, S.R. 2009 No. 365 and S.R. 2010 No. 108