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Pensions Act (Northern Ireland) 2008

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Section 11.

SCHEDULE 3INCREASE IN PENSIONABLE AGE FOR MEN AND WOMEN

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1.  In the heading to Article 123 of the Pensions Order, at the end add “and increase in pensionable age”.

2.  In Article 123 of that Order (equalisation of pensionable age) in paragraph (a), at the end add “and to increase the pensionable age for men and women progressively over a period of 22 years beginning with (and including) 6th April 2024”.

3.  For the heading for Schedule 2 to that Order substitute “EQUALISATION OF AND INCREASE IN PENSIONABLE AGE FOR MEN AND WOMEN”.

4.—(1) Paragraph 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 2 to that Order (pensionable ages for men and women) is amended as follows.

(2) In sub-paragraph (1), after “man” insert “born before 6th April 1959”.

(3) In sub-paragraph (3), for “the following table” substitute “table 1”.

(4) For sub-paragraph (4) substitute—

(4) A woman born after 5th April 1955 but before 6th April 1959 attains pensionable age when she attains the age of 65..

(5) For sub-paragraph (5) substitute—

(5) In tables 1 to 4, any reference to a period in column 1 of that table includes a reference to the first day of that period..

(6) For the heading to the table substitute “TABLE 1”.

(7) After the table insert—

(6) A person born on any day in a period mentioned in column 1 of table 2 attains pensionable age at the commencement of the day shown against that period in column 2.

TABLE 2

(1)(2)
Period within which birthday fallsDay pensionable age attained
6th April 1959 to 5th May 19596th May 2024
6th May 1959 to 5th June 19596th July 2024
6th June 1959 to 5th July 19596th September 2024
6th July 1959 to 5th August 19596th November 2024
6th August 1959 to 5th September 19596th January 2025
6th September 1959 to 5th October 19596th March 2025
6th October 1959 to 5th November 19596th May 2025
6th November 1959 to 5th December 19596th July 2025
6th December 1959 to 5th January 19606th September 2025
6th January 1960 to 5th February 19606th November 2025
6th February 1960 to 5th March 19606th January 2026
6th March 1960 to 5th April 19606th March 2026

(7) A person born after 5th April 1960 but before 6th April 1968 attains pensionable age when the person attains the age of 66.

(8) A person born on any day in a period mentioned in column 1 of table 3 attains pensionable age at the commencement of the day shown against that period in column 2.

TABLE 3

(1)(2)
Period within which birthday fallsDay pensionable age attained
6th April 1968 to 5th May 19686th May 2034
6th May 1968 to 5th June 19686th July 2034
6th June 1968 to 5th July 19686th September 2034
6th July 1968 to 5th August 19686th November 2034
6th August 1968 to 5th September 19686th January 2035
6th September 1968 to 5th October 19686th March 2035
6th October 1968 to 5th November 19686th May 2035
6th November 1968 to 5th December 19686th July 2035
6th December 1968 to 5th January 19696th September 2035
6th January 1969 to 5th February 19696th November 2035
6th February 1969 to 5th March 19696th January 2036
6th March 1969 to 5th April 19696th March 2036

(9) A person born after 5th April 1969 but before 6th April 1977 attains pensionable age when the person attains the age of 67.

(10) A person born on any day in a period mentioned in column 1 of table 4 attains pensionable age at the commencement of the day shown against that period in column 2.

TABLE 4

(1)(2)
Period within which birthday fallsDay pensionable age attained
6th April 1977 to 5th May 19776th May 2044
6th May 1977 to 5th June 19776th July 2044
6th June 1977 to 5th July 19776th September 2044
6th July 1977 to 5th August 19776th November 2044
6th August 1977 to 5th September 19776th January 2045
6th September 1977 to 5th October 19776th March 2045
6th October 1977 to 5th November 19776th May 2045
6th November 1977 to 5th December 19776th July 2045
6th December 1977 to 5th January 19786th September 2045
6th January 1978 to 5th February 19786th November 2045
6th February 1978 to 5th March 19786th January 2046
6th March 1978 to 5th April 19786th March 2046

(11) A person born after 5th April 1978 attains pensionable age when the person attains the age of 68..

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