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Ch 50.

Poor Law Officers' Superannuation Act, 1896

59 & 60 Vict.

Any such person on ceasing to hold such office or employment shall be entitled to revert to and to receive the full amount of his original superannuation allowance from the authority which granted it.

Forfeiture for fraud, &c.7. An officer or servant who is dismissed or resigns or otherwise ceases to hold office in consequence of any offence of a fraudulent character, or of grave misconduct, shall forfeit all claim to any superannuation allowance under this Act in respect of his previous service, provided that in the case of any such officer or servant the guardians may, if they see fit, return to him out of the common fund of the union a sum equal to the amount of all or part of his contributions under this Act.

Return of contributions and superannuation allowance, in certain cases 8. An officer or servant who has not become entitled to a and who loses his office or employment by reason of a reduction of staff, or of any alteration of areas or superannuation boundaries, or otherwise ceases to hold his office or employment by reason of bodily injury not occasioned by his own default, or any other cause whatever other than his own misconduct or voluntary resignation, shall be entitled to receive, out of the common fund of the union, a sum equal to the amount of all his contributions to any such fund under this Act; but if he claims under this section and subsequently obtains a fresh office or employment, he shall not be entitled to reckon his service before obtaining such fresh office or employment towards a superannuation allowance under this Act, unless upon obtaining such fresh office or employment he pays the amount so received to the common fund of the authority under whom he obtains such fresh office or employment.

In any such case of loss of office or employment as aforesaid, the guardians may also, if they see fit, with the sanction of the Local Government Board, grant to the officer or servant a gratuity, payable out of the common fund of the union, not exceeding twice the amount of his salary or wages and emoluments during the year ending on the quarter day which immediately precedes the day on which he ceases to hold his office or employment.

Provided that when such lo^s of office or employment occurs in a case in which the death, resignation, or insanity of one o the holders of a joint appointment vacates the office of the other, the officer or servant whose office or employment is so vacated, shall, unless he is reappointed by the guardians, and except where in the case of husband and wife the joint appointment is terminated owing to the misconduct of one of them, be entitled to receive during life, out of the common fund of the union, a superannuation allowance, according to the scale laid down in this Act, if such officer or servant has attained the age of fifty years, or has served for not less than twenty years.

Notice of proposed grant of allowance 9. At least one months notice in writing shall be given to every guardian of the time at which any proposal to add a number of years to the number of years which an officer or servant has actually served, or of any proposal to return contributions to an