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The Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1990

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7.—(1) Articles 43A and 43B of the Pensions Order (protection of earner’s and widow’s pension) shall have effect, and be taken at all times on and after 23rd August 1989 to have had effect, with the amendments made by sub-paragraphs (2) to (7), which are in substitution for the amendments made by paragraphs 2 and 3 of Schedule 6 to the 1989 Order; and those paragraphs shall be taken never to have come into operation.

(2) In Article 43A of the Pensions Order, in paragraph (1C) (which defines the “relevant aggregate”), after sub-paragraph (c) add

; and

(d)where the scheme provides that part of the earner’s pension shall accrue after the termination of employment date by reason of employment after that date, the later earnings addition.

(3) After paragraph (2) of that Article insert the following paragraphs—

(2A) In this Article “the later earnings addition” means the amount (if any) by which (R2−G2) exceeds (R1−G1), where—

R1 is the relevant sum;

G1 is the earner’s guaranteed minimum on the day after his termination of employment date;

R2 is the amount that would have been the relevant sum, had the weekly rate of the benefit which determines that sum been calculated by reference to the earner’s later earnings level; and

G2 is that amount which bears to R2 the proportion which G1 bears to R1.

(2B) For the purposes of paragraph (2A), the earner’s “later earnings level” is the level of earnings by reference to which the weekly rate of the benefit which determines the relevant sum would have been calculated, had the termination of employment date fallen on the earlier of—

(a)the commencement of payment date, or

(b)the date on which the earner ceased to be in pensionable service under the scheme..

(4) In paragraph (11) of that Article (definitions), for “short service benefit” is substituted “pensionable service” and “short service benefit” are.

(5) In Article 43B of the Pensions Order, in paragraph (1A) (which defines the “relevant aggregate”), after sub-paragraph (c) add

; and

(d)where the scheme provides that part of the widow’s pension shall accrue after the termination of employment date by reason of the earner’s employment after that date, the later earnings addition.

(6) After paragraph (3) of that Article insert the following paragraphs—

(3A) In this Article “the later earnings addition” means the amount (if any) by which (R2−G2) exceeds (R1−G1), where—

R1 is the relevant sum;

G1 is one half of the earner’s guaranteed minimum on the day after his termination of employment date;

R2 is the amount that would have been the relevant sum, had the weekly rate of the pension which determines that sum been calculated by reference to the earner’s later earnings level; and

G2 is that amount which bears to R2 the proportion which G1 bears to R1.

(3B) For the purposes of paragraph (3A), the earner’s “later earnings level” is the level of earnings by reference to which the weekly rate of the pension which determines the relevant sum would have been calculated, had the earner’s termination of employment date fallen on the earlier of—

(a)the earner’s commencement of payment date, or

(b)the date on which the earner ceased to be in pensionable service under the scheme..

(7) After paragraph (5) of that Article add the following paragraph—

(6) In this Article “pensionable service” shall be construed in accordance with Schedule 3..

(8) In Article 43A, in paragraph (1), for “relevant date” substitute “commencement of payment date” and paragraphs (1A) and (1B) shall cease to have effect.

(9) In consequence of this paragraph, regulation 2(1) and (2) of the Occupational Pension Schemes (Transitional Provisions and Savings) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1989(1) shall be deemed never to have been made.

(10) If, before 23rd August 1989, an earner ceased to be in contracted-out employment by reference to an occupational pension scheme other than a money purchase contracted-out scheme, Articles 43A and 43B of the Pensions Order shall apply in relation to the earner and the earner’s widow or widower as if neither this paragraph nor paragraphs 2 and 3 of Schedule 6 to the 1989 Order had been made.

(11) Expressions used in sub-paragraph (10) and the Pensions Order have the same meaning in that sub-paragraph as they have in that Order.

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