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The Social Security(Northern Ireland) Order 1989

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4.—(1) In section 14 of the principal Act, in subsection (2) (conditions of entitlement for unemployment and sickness benefit), for paragraphs (b) and (c) substitute the following paragraphs—

(b)on that day the person—

(i)is over pensionable age, but not more than five years over that age; and

(ii)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

(c)on that day the person—

(i)is over pensionable age, but not more than five years over that age; and

(ii)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..

(2) In subsection (6) of that section (rate of benefit: disregard of certain increases) the words following paragraph (c) shall cease to have effect.

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