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Pensions (Increase) (Northern Ireland) Order 1974

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Amendments of Pensions (Increase) Act (Northern Ireland) 1971N.I.

  • 5.  Para.(1) rep. by 1975 NI 15

  • Para.(2) amends s.3 of 1971 c.35 (NI)

(3) Subsection (4) of section 3 of the Act of 1971 (which provides that an increase in pursuance of that Act of a widow's pension shall not be payable unless a qualifying condition mentioned in that subsection is satisfied) shall cease to have effect, and accordingly—

(a)in sections 1(1), …F1, 3(1) and 6(6) of that Act, Article 3(1) of the Pensions Increase (Annual Review) Order (Northern Ireland) 1972, [SRO 1972/263] Article 3(1) of the Pensions Increase (Annual Review) Order (Northern Ireland) 1973 [SRO 1973/364] and the Schedules to those Orders, after the words “is satisfied” there shall be inserted the words “ or the pension is a widow's pension ”; and

(b)at the end of section 15(1) of that Act there shall be inserted the words “ 'widow's pension' means a pension payable in respect of the services of the pensioner's deceased husband ”;

but nothing in this paragraph affects any increase which became payable before the commencement of this Order and no increase shall be payable by virtue of this paragraph in respect of any period before 1st December 1974.

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