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The Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1990

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Introductory

    1. 1.Title, citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

  3. Benefits

    1. 3.Attendance allowance for persons who are terminally ill

    2. 4.Severe disablement allowance: age related addition

    3. 5.Reduced earnings allowance and retirement allowance

    4. 6.Computation of additional pension for purposes of invalidity pension, etc.

    5. 7.Retrospective effect of section 154A of the principal Act

    6. 8.Late claims for widowhood benefits where death is difficult to establish

    7. 9.Recovery from damages, etc., of sums equivalent to benefit: further provision

    8. 10.Liability to maintain dependants

    9. 11.Income support in respect of accommodation charges for persons in nursing homes, etc.

    10. 12.Amendments relating to the social fund

  4. Occupational and personal pensions, etc.

    1. 13.Annual increase of certain occupational pensions

    2. 14.The Pensions Ombudsman

    3. 15.Registration of occupational and personal pension schemes

    4. 16.Miscellaneous amendments relating to pensions

  5. Energy efficiency in certain dwellings, etc.

    1. 17.Grants for the improvement of energy efficiency in certain dwellings, etc.

  6. Financial provisions

    1. 18.Removal of certain liabilities from the National Insurance Fund

    2. 19.Interest and penalties in respect of certain contributions

    3. 20.General financial provisions

  7. General and supplementary provisions

    1. 21.Regulations and orders

    2. 22.Minor and consequential amendments and repeals

  8. Signature

  9. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      AMENDMENTS RELATING TO THE RECOVERY FROM DAMAGES, ETC., OF SUMS EQUIVALENT TO BENEFIT

      1. Payments under compensation schemes for motor accidents

        1. 1.(1) In Article 24(3) of the 1989 Order, in the...

      2. Payments into court

        1. 2.(1) In paragraph 12 of Schedule 4 to that Order,...

      3. Appeals: special time limit for provisional damages

        1. 3.In paragraph 17 of that Schedule, in sub-paragraph (3) (which...

      4. Appeal to Commissioner by Department on point of law

        1. 4.In sub-paragraph (11) of that paragraph (appeal on point of...

      5. Interest on damages: reductions in respect of relevant payments

        1. 5.After paragraph 22 of that Schedule add the following paragraph—...

      6. The Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (Northern Ireland) 1948 (c. 23)

        1. 6.In section 3(1) (half of certain benefits to be brought...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      SCHEDULE TO BE INSERTED AS SCHEDULE 4A TO THE PENSIONS ORDER

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      THE PENSIONS OMBUDSMAN

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      OCCUPATIONAL AND PERSONAL PENSION SCHEMES

      1. PART I PROTECTING PENSIONS

        1. Occupational pensions: independent trustee where employer insolvent, etc.

          1. 1.After the Article 63B of the Pensions Order inserted by...

        2. Employer to make good deficiencies on winding up

          1. 2.After the Article 68A of the Pensions Order inserted by...

        3. Investment of scheme’s resources

          1. 3.After Article 63 of the Pensions Order and the cross-heading...

        4. Revaluation of preserved pensions

          1. 4.(1) For the definition of “qualifying pensionable service” in paragraph...

      2. PART II MISCELLANEOUS AMENDMENTS

        1. Contracting-out conditions: age at which pension or annuity is to commence under a money purchase scheme

          1. 5.(1) In Article 34 of the Pensions Order, in paragraph...

        2. Contracting-out conditions: guaranteed minimum for married women and widows paying reduced rate contributions

          1. 6.(1) In Article 35 of the Pensions Order, in paragraph...

        3. Protection of earner’s and widow’s pensions

          1. 7.(1) Articles 43A and 43B of the Pensions Order (protection...

        4. Provisions for the suspension or forfeiture of pensions

          1. 8.(1) In Article 43C(3) of the Pensions Order—

        5. The insurance companies which may take transfer values

          1. 9.In Article 53C of the Pensions Order (extinguishment of scheme’s...

        6. Grants by the Occupational Pensions Board to advisory bodies

          1. 10.After the Article 63A of the Pensions Order inserted by...

        7. Levy towards meeting cost of the Pensions Ombudsman, the Registry and certain grants made by the Board

          1. 11.After Article 70 of the Pensions Order insert the following...

        8. Preservation of rights for persons opting out of schemes

          1. 12.(1) In Schedule 3 to the Pensions Order, in sub-paragraph...

        9. Revaluation: extension of certain provisions to widowers

          1. 13.In Article 11(4) of the 1986 Order, in sub-paragraph (i)...

        10. Overriding effect of certain 1989 Order amendments

          1. 14.(1) In paragraph 16 of Schedule 6 to the 1989...

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      SPECIAL PENALTIES IN THE CASE OF CERTAIN RETURNS

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      MINOR AND CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS

      1. Restriction on dependency increases

        1. 1.(1) In section 33 of the principal Act, in subsection...

      2. Regulations relating to industrial injuries and diseases

        1. 2.(1) In section 76 of the principal Act, after subsection...

      3. Certain officers in Great Britain to be eligible for appointment as adjudication officers for Northern Ireland

        1. 3.(1) In section 97 of the principal Act, in subsection...

      4. Adjudication

        1. 4.(1) In section 100 of the principal Act (appeal to...

      5. Restrictions on entitlement to benefit in certain cases of error

        1. 5.(1) In section 104 of the principal Act (reviews), after...

      6. Control of regulations and orders

        1. 6.(1) In section 156 of the principal Act (regulations and...

      7. Return of Class 2 contributions paid by low-earners

        1. 7.In Schedule 1 to the principal Act (contributions: supplementary provisions),...

      8. Maternity allowance: contribution conditions for women paid otherwise than weekly

        1. 8.(1) In Schedule 3 to the principal Act, at the...

      9. Tax years

        1. 9.In Schedule 17 to the principal Act (glossary of expressions),...

      10. Re-establishment courses

        1. 10.Articles 36 and 37 of the Supplementary Benefits (Northern Ireland)...

      11. Statutory sick pay

        1. 11.(1) In paragraph (1A) of Article 9 of the 1982...

      12. Income support and trade disputes, etc.: “the relevant sum”

        1. 12.(1) Article 24 of the 1986 Order (income support and...

      13. Income support: implementation of increases due to attainment of particular ages

        1. 13.After Article 65A of the 1986 Order (effect of alteration...

      14. Statutory maternity pay for servicewomen

        1. 14.Article 79(5) of the 1986 Order (which precludes the payment...

      15. Christmas bonus for pensioners

        1. 15.(1) In Schedule 6 to the 1986 Order, in paragraph...

      16. Benefits for women widowed before 11th April 1988

        1. 16.(1) The Social Security (Widow’s Benefit and Retirement Pensions) (Amendment)...

      17. Unauthorised disclosure of information relating to particular persons

        1. 17.(1) In Article 21 of the 1989 Order, in paragraph...

      18. Employment related schemes for pensions or other benefits: equal treatment for men and women

        1. 18.In Schedule 5 to that Order, in paragraph 5 (unfair...

      19. Incapacity for work: councillor’s allowances and expenses

        1. 19.(1) In Schedule 8 to that Order, paragraph 2 (which...

      20. Joint citations

        1. 20.In the following statutory provisions, for “the Social Security (Northern...

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      REPEALS

  10. Explanatory Note

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