PENSIONS (CIVIL SERVICE FAMILY BENEFITS) ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

Preliminary

   1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

   3   Application of Act

 

Contributors

   4   Contributors

   5   Exemptions

 

Contributions

   6   Contributions

   7   Contributions paid in respect of service before commencement of this Act

   8   Reduction of income of contributor

   9   Transfer of public officers to Commonwealth countries or to approved organisations

   10   Dismissal, etc, of contributor

   11   Abatements carried to the Consolidated Fund

   12   Contributions by officers on war service

 

Benefits

   13   Pension regulations

   14   Pensions to be paid out of the Consolidated Fund

   15   Pensions non-assignable and non-attachable except for debt due to Government

   16   Time and conditions upon which pensions shall be paid

   17   Payment of pensions to minors and insane persons

 

General

   18   Notice of marriage and birth of child of contributor

   19   Statements as to names and ages of spouse, children, etc, to be furnished to Minister

   20   Desertion of orphans by surviving spouse

   21   Notice of death of spouse or child of contributor

   22   Divorce of contributor

   23   Fines

   24   Repeal and savings

   25   Transitional

   26   Recognition of paternity

      SCHEDULE

 

THE PENSIONS (CIVIL SERVICE FAMILY BENEFITS) ACT

[Date of Commencement: 1st January, 1976]

Act 30 of 1977.

Preliminary

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Pensions (Civil Service Family Benefits) Act.

2   Interpretation

   (1) In this Act-

   "approved organisation" means any statutory body or corporation in Jamaica, the University of the West Indies or any other body or institution as may be prescribed;

   "beneficiary" means a person to whom a pension is payable pursuant to this Act;

   "child" includes-

   (a)   a step-child of a married couple, not being a child registered or treated under this Act as a child of any person other than the members of that couple; and

   (b)   a legally adopted child; and

   (c)   subject to subsection (2), any person who, having regard to the provisions of the Status of Children Act, is a child of a contributor;

   "contributor" means any person who makes payments in pursuance of this Act and, save as otherwise provided in this Act, includes-

   (a)   a person who has ceased to contribute; and

   (b)   any person to whom, in accordance with section 3, this Act applies;

   "date of enactment of this Act" or "the enactment of this Act" means the 30th day of December, 1977;

   "existing officer" means any person who immediately prior to the 1st of January, 1976, was a contributor under the repealed Act (including, as the case may be, a person who under that Act remains a contributor although he has ceased to contribute),

   "officer", unless otherwise specified, includes both female and male officer;

   "other public service" means public service not under the Government of Jamaica;

   "pension" means any pension payable to a beneficiary under this Act except when the context implies that a pension payable to a contributor himself is meant;

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