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The Social Security(Northern Ireland) Order 1989

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Category A and Category B retirement pensions

1.  In section 27 of the principal Act, subsections (3), (4) and (5) (retirement from regular employment) shall cease to have effect.

2.—(1) In section 30 of that Act, in subsection (3) (election to be treated as if entitlement to retirement pension had not commenced) the following shall cease to have effect—

(a)in paragraph (a) the words “retired from regular employment or has otherwise”; and

(b)the words “retired or”.

(2) For subsection (5) of that section (advance notice of retirement) substitute the following subsection—

(5) In any case where—

(a)a person claims a Category A or Category B retirement pension; and

(b)the date specified in the claim as the date on which entitlement to the pension is to commence falls after the date when the claim was made,

such a pension may be awarded as from the date so specified but, if so awarded, shall be conditional on the person’s not ceasing to be entitled to the pension in consequence of any election under subsection (3) above..

(3) Subsection (6)(a) of that section (power to vary 5 year period in sections 27(5) and 30(1)) shall cease to have effect.

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