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The Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1990

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Preservation of rights for persons opting out of schemes

12.—(1) In Schedule 3 to the Pensions Order, in sub-paragraph (1) of paragraph 6 (short service benefit where member’s service in relevant employment terminates before normal pension age, etc.), for “service in relevant employment” substitute “pensionable service”.

(2) At the end of that paragraph add the following sub-paragraph—

(6) In any case where—

(a)the pensionable service of a member of a scheme terminated during the period beginning with 6th April 1988 and ending immediately before the commencement of this sub-paragraph, otherwise than on the termination of his service in relevant employment, and

(b)during that period no payments in discharge of his rights under the scheme were made in consequence of that termination,

sub-paragraph (1) shall be taken at all times on and after 6th April 1988 (the date on which Article 17 of the Social Security (Northern Ireland)Order 1986 came into operation for occupational pensions) to have had effect in relation to that member and his rights under the scheme with the amendment made by paragraph 12(1) of Schedule 4 to the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1990 (which substituted the words “pensionable service” for the words “service in relevant employment”)..

(3) In paragraph 15(4) of that Schedule (commutation of widow's, widower’s or dependant’s benefit by the beneficiary), for “by the beneficiary” substitute “of that benefit”.

(4) In consequence of the amendment made by sub-paragraph (1)—

(a)in paragraph 2(b) of that Schedule (definition of “long service benefit”), after “remains in relevant employment” insert “, and continues to render service which qualifies him for benefits,”;

(b)in paragraph 17(1)(b) of that Schedule, for “relevant employment” substitute “pensionable service”;

(c)in Schedule 1A to the Pensions Order (revaluation of pensions and transfer values) the following provisions shall cease to have effect—

(i)in paragraphs 1(1)(b), 2(2)(d) and 11(1)(b), sub-head (ii) and the word “or” immediately preceding it;

(ii)in paragraphs 1(4) and 11(2), the words ““relevant employment””; and

(iii)paragraph 12(1)(b) and the word “or” immediately preceding it.

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