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The New Firefighters' Pension Scheme (Wales) 2007 (modified section for retained firefighters) (the Modified Scheme) (PO-18920)

Complainant: Mr S
Complaint Topic: Membership
Ref: PO-18920
Outcome: Upheld
Appeal outcome: None
Respondent: North Wales Fire & Rescue Service
Type: Pension complaint or dispute
Appeal: No

Ombudsman’s Determination


The complaint shall be upheld against the Authority because Mr S submitted the necessary forms to join the Modified Scheme with sufficient time to be enrolled.

Complaint summary


Mr S is a retained firefighter and so he was eligible to join the Modified Scheme when it was brought into effect.

Mr S has complained that he returned the necessary forms in order to begin the process of enrolling in the Modified Scheme, but the Authority has subsequently not allowed him to do so.

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