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The Social Security(Northern Ireland) Order 1989


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Invalidity pension

5.—(1) In section 15 of that Act (invalidity pension), in subsection (1)(b)(ii) for “and not having retired from regular employment” substitute “, but not more than five years over it”.

(2) For subsection (2) of that section (additional conditions for those over pensionable age) substitute the following subsection—

(2) The conditions of this subsection are that on that day—

(a)the person would be entitled to a Category A retirement pension (section 28) if his entitlement had not been deferred or if he had not made an election under section 30(3) below; or

(b)the person would be entitled to a Category B retirement pension by virtue of the contributions of his deceased spouse, but for any such deferment or election..

(3) In subsection (6)(a) of that section (regulations making provision for persons over pensionable age corresponding to section 50A) the words “but have not retired from regular employment” shall cease to have effect.

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