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State Pension Credit Act (Northern Ireland) 2002

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This is the original version (as it was originally enacted).

  1. Introductory Text

  2. State pension credit: entitlement and amount

    1. 1.Entitlement

    2. 2.Guarantee credit

    3. 3.Savings credit

    4. 4.Exclusions

  3. Aggregation

    1. 5.Income and capital of claimant, spouse, etc.

  4. Retirement provision

    1. 6.Duty to specify assessed income period

    2. 7.Fixing of claimant’s retirement provision for assessed income period

    3. 8.Fresh determination increasing claimant’s entitlement

    4. 9.Duration of assessed income period

    5. 10.Effect of variations under section 7(4)

  5. Miscellaneous and supplementary

    1. 11.Administration

    2. 12.Polygamous marriages

    3. 13.Transitional provisions

    4. 14.Minor and consequential amendments

  6. Interpretation of state pension credit provisions

    1. 15.Income and capital

    2. 16.Retirement pension income

    3. 17.Other interpretation provisions

  7. Effect of guaranteed minimum pension on social security benefits

    1. 18.Equal treatment for widows and widowers

  8. Final provisions

    1. 19.Regulations and orders

    2. 20.Repeals

    3. 21.Short title and commencement

  9. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      ADMINISTRATION

      1. PART I AMENDMENTS OF THE ADMINISTRATION ACT

        1. Introductory

          1. 1.Part I of the Administration Act (claims, evidence, and regulations...

        2. Entitlement dependent on making of claim

          1. 2.In section 1 (which makes entitlement dependent on the making...

        3. Power by regulations to make provision relating to claims, time limits, evidence, etc.

          1. 3.In section 5 (regulations about claims for and payments of...

      2. PART II AMENDMENTS OF THE 1998 ORDER

        1. Introductory

          1. 4.Part II of the 1998 Order (decisions and appeals) is...

        2. Use of computers

          1. 5.In Article 4(2) (meaning of “relevant statutory provision”) at the...

        3. Decisions by the Department

          1. 6.In Article 9— (a) in paragraph (3) (meaning of “relevant...

        4. Regulations with respect to decisions

          1. 7.In Article 12(3), in the definition of “the current legislation”,...

        5. Suspension of benefit for failure to furnish information, etc.

          1. 8.In Article 22, after paragraph (3) (which defines “information requirement”)...

        6. Restrictions on entitlement to benefit in certain cases of error

          1. 9.In Article 27(7), in the definition of “benefit”—

        7. Correction of errors and setting aside of decisions

          1. 10.In Article 28(3) (meaning of “relevant statutory provision”) at the...

        8. Decisions against which no appeal lies

          1. 11.In Schedule 2, in paragraph 6(b), at the end add...

        9. Decisions against which an appeal lies

          1. 12.In Schedule 3 after paragraph 8 insert— State pension credit...

      3. PART III MISCELLANEOUS AND SUPPLEMENTARY

        1. Amount payable for periods of less than a week

          1. 13.(1) Where a person is entitled to state pension credit—...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      MINOR AND CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS

      1. PART I AMENDMENTS OF CONTRIBUTIONS AND BENEFITS ACT

        1. Introductory

          1. 1.The Contributions and Benefits Act is amended as follows.

        2. Income support

          1. 2.In section 123(1) (entitlement to income support)—

        3. Effect of attaining qualifying age for state pension credit

          1. 3.After section 132 (income and capital) insert— Effect of attaining...

        4. Interpretation of Part VII and supplementary provisions

          1. 4.In section 133, in subsection (1), insert the following definitions...

        5. Entitlement of pensioners to Christmas bonus

          1. 5.In section 144— (a) in subsection (2) (conditions for entitlement...

        6. Entitlement to Christmas bonus: supplementary

          1. 6.In section 145, in subsection (2) (circumstances in which a...

        7. Interpretation of provisions relating to Christmas bonus

          1. 7.In section 146— (a) in subsection (1) (definition of “qualifying...

      2. PART II AMENDMENTS OF ADMINISTRATION ACT

        1. Introductory

          1. 8.The Administration Act is amended as follows.

        2. Payment out of benefit of sums in respect of mortgage interest, etc.

          1. 9.In section 13A— (a) after subsection (1) (application of section...

        3. Overpayments: general

          1. 10.In section 69(11) (benefits to which section applies) after paragraph...

        4. Adjustment of income support and other payments

          1. 11.In section 72— (a) in subsection (1)(b) (recovery of income...

        5. Interpretation of Part VI

          1. 12.In section 115CA(1) (definition of “the relevant social security legislation”)...

        6. Regulations as to notification of deaths

          1. 13.In section 118(1) (regulations as to notification of deaths by...

        7. Provision of information by personal representatives as to estate of deceased person

          1. 14.In section 119(1) (duty to furnish information as to assets...

        8. Effect of alterations affecting state pension credit

          1. 15.After section 139A (effect of alteration of rates of a...

        9. Adjustments between National Insurance Fund and Consolidated Fund

          1. 16.In section 145— (a) after subsection (5) (payments from National...

        10. Adjustments between social fund and other sources of finance

          1. 17.In section 148(1) (adjustments of social fund, Consolidated Fund and...

        11. Functions of Social Security Advisory Committee in relation to legislation and regulations

          1. 18.In section 149(5) (interpretation), in the definition of “the relevant...

        12. Reciprocal agreements with countries outside the United Kingdom

          1. 19.In section 155— (a) in subsection (3)(a) (modifications for securing...

        13. Payment of travelling expenses by Department

          1. 20.In section 156— (a) in paragraph (a) (expense of attending...

        14. Certain benefit to be inalienable

          1. 21.In section 163(1), after paragraph (aa) insert—

        15. Interpretation

          1. 22.In section 167(1)— (a) in the definition of “benefit” at...

      3. PART III AMENDMENTS OF OTHER STATUTORY PROVISIONS

        1. The Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995

          1. 23.In Article 24 of the Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995...

        2. The Jobseekers (Northern Ireland) Order 1995

          1. 24.The Jobseekers (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 (NI 15) is amended...

          2. 25.In Article 5(1) (the income-based conditions)— (a) in sub-paragraph (b)...

          3. 26.In Article 5A(1) (conditions for claims by joint-claim couples), after...

        3. The Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1995

          1. 27.In Article 25(2) of the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order...

        4. The Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 1995

          1. 28.In Schedule 2 to the Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 1995...

        5. The Deregulation and Contracting Out (Northern Ireland) Order 1996

          1. 29.In Article 17 of the Deregulation and Contracting Out (Northern...

        6. The 1998 Order

          1. 30.In Article 34(3) of the 1998 Order (determination of housing...

        7. The Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

          1. 31.In section 123(9)(d) of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999...

        8. The Social Security Fraud Act (Northern Ireland) 2001

          1. 32.The Social Security Fraud Act (Northern Ireland) 2001 (c. 17)...

          2. 33.In section 6 (loss of benefit for commission of benefit...

          3. 34.In section 8 (effect of offence on benefits for members...

          4. 35.In section 9(3) (power to supplement and mitigate loss of...

          5. 36.In section 10(3) (loss of benefit regulations), in paragraph (c)—...

          6. 37.In section 12 (interpretation) after the definition of “sanctionable benefit”...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      REPEALS

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