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The Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 1995

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PART IPENSIONABLE AGES FOR MEN AND WOMEN

Rules for determining pensionable age

1.  The following rules apply for the purposes of the enactments relating to social security, that is, the following Acts and the instruments (as defined in section 1 of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(1)) made, or having effect as if made, under them: the Contributions and Benefits Act, the Administration Act and the Pension Schemes Act.

Rules

(1) A man attains pensionable age when he attains the age of 65 years.

(2) A woman born before 6th April 1950 attains pensionable age when she attains the age of 60.

(3) A woman born on any day in a period mentioned in column 1 of the following table attains pensionable age at the commencement of the day shown against that period in column 2.

(4) A woman born after 5th April 1955 attains pensionable age when she attains the age of 65.

(5) Any reference to a period in column 1 includes a reference to the first day of that period.

Table
(1)(2)
Period within which woman’s birthday fallsDay pensionable age attained
6th April 1950 to 5th May 19506th May 2010
6th May 1950 to 5th June 19506th July 2010
6th June 1950 to 5th July 19506th September 2010
6th July 1950 to 5th August 19506th November 2010
6th August 1950 to 5th September 19506th January 2011
6th September 1950 to 5th October 19506th March 2011
6th October 1950 to 5th November 19506th May 2011
6th November 1950 to 5th December 19506th July 2011
6th December 1950 to 5th January 19516th September 2011
6th January 1951 to 5th February 19516th November 2011
6th February 1951 to 5th March 19516th January 2012
6th March 1951 to 5th April 19516th March 2012
6th April 1951 to 5th May 19516th May 2012
6th May 1951 to 5th June 19516th July 2012
6th June 1951 to 5th July 19516th September 2012
6th July 1951 to 5th August 19516th November 2012
6th August 1951 to 5th September 19516th January 2013
6th September 1951 to 5th October 19516th March 2013
6th October 1951 to 5th November 19516th May 2013
6th November 1951 to 5th December 19516th July 2013
6th December 1951 to 5th January 19526th September 2013
6th January 1952 to 5th February 19526th November 2013
6th February 1952 to 5th March 19526th January 2014
6th March 1952 to 5th April 19526th March 2014
6th April 1952 to 5th May 19526th May 2014
6th May 1952 to 5th June 19526th July 2014
6th June 1952 to 5th July 19526th September 2014
6th July 1952 to 5th August 19526th November 2014
6th August 1952 to 5th September 19526th January 2015
6th September 1952 to 5th October 19526th March 2015
6th October 1952 to 5th November 19526th May 2015
6th November 1952 to 5th December 19526th July 2015
6th December 1952 to 5th January 19536th September 2015
6th January 1953 to 5th February 19536th November 2015
6th February 1953 to 5th March 19536th January 2016
6th March 1953 to 5th April 19536th March 2016
6th April 1953 to 5th May 19536th May 2016
6th May 1953 to 5th June 19536th July 2016
6th June 1953 to 5th July 19536th September 2016
6th July 1953 to 5th August 19536th November 2016
6th August 1953 to 5th September 19536th January 2017
6th September 1953 to 5th October 19536th March 2017
6th October 1953 to 5th November 19536th May 2017
6th November 1953 to 5th December 19536th July 2017
6th December 1953 to 5th January 19546th September 2017
6th January 1954 to 5th February 19546th November 2017
6th February 1954 to 5th March 19546th January 2018
6th March 1954 to 5th April 19546th March 2018
6th April 1954 to 5th May 19546th May 2018
6th May 1954 to 5th June 19546th July 2018
6th June 1954 to 5th July 19546th September 2018
6th July 1954 to 5th August 19546th November 2018
6th August 1954 to 5th September 19546th January 2019
6th September 1954 to 5th October 19546th March 2019
6th October 1954 to 5th November 19546th May 2019
6th November 1954 to 5th December 19546th July 2019
6th December 1954 to 5th January 19556th September 2019
6th January 1955 to 5th February 19556th November 2019
6th February 1955 to 5th March 19556th January 2020
6th March 1955 to 5th April 19556th March 2020

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