Government Superannuation Fund Act 1956

Part 2A New Government service superannuation scheme

Part 2A: inserted, on 29 March 1985, by section 13 of the Government Superannuation Fund Amendment Act 1985 (1985 No 62).

Eligibility and contributions

Heading: inserted, on 29 March 1985, by section 13 of the Government Superannuation Fund Amendment Act 1985 (1985 No 62).

61A Election to become contributor under this Part

(1)

Subject to this section, any person who is employed in the Government service, and is not for the time being a contributor to the Fund or required to contribute under any other Part of this Act, may elect to become a contributor to the Fund under this Part.

(1A)

No person shall be entitled to make any election under subsection (1) after 30 June 1992.

(1B)

[Repealed]

(2)

Subject to subsection (3), every election under subsection (1) shall take effect from—

(a)

the date of the election; or

(b)

the commencement of, or any date during, the contributor’s period of continuous Government service immediately preceding the date of the election—

at the option of the contributor.

(3)

No election under subsection (1) shall have effect in respect of any period of Government service before 1 May 1985.

(4)

Except with the consent of the Authority, and subject to such conditions as it thinks fit, no election may be made under subsection (1) by any person—

(a)

who is not a permanent full-time employee in the Government service; or

(b)

in respect of any period during which the contributor was not a permanent full-time employee in the Government service; or

(c)

whose permanent full-time employment in the Government service commences before the contributor attains the age of 50 years and who has not made the election under subsection (1) in respect of that service before the contributor attains that age or within 6 months after the commencement of that service, whichever is the later; or

(d)

whose permanent full-time employment in the Government service commences after the contributor attains the age of 50 years, unless the election under subsection (1) in respect of that service is made within 6 months after the commencement of that service; or

(e)

who has previously made more than 1 election under section 61R(1); or

(f)

who has ceased to be a contributor to the Fund by virtue of section 92G(1).

Section 61A: inserted, on 29 March 1985, by section 13 of the Government Superannuation Fund Amendment Act 1985 (1985 No 62).

Section 61A(1A): inserted, on 30 June 1991, by section 2(1) of the Government Superannuation Fund Amendment Act (No 2) 1991 (1991 No 59).

Section 61A(1B): repealed, on 1 October 1995, by section 30 of the Government Superannuation Fund Amendment Act 1995 (1995 No 28).

Section 61A(4): amended, on 2 October 2001, by section 21 of the Government Superannuation Fund Amendment Act 2001 (2001 No 47).