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The Welfare Reform and Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 1999

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36.—(1) The [1971 c. 35 (N.I.).] Pensions (Increase) Act (Northern Ireland) 1971 shall be amended as follows.

(2) In section 3 (qualifying conditions), after subsection (2) there shall be inserted—

(2A) A pension attributable to the pensioner having become entitled to a pension credit shall not be increased unless the pensioner has attained the age of fifty-five years. .

(3) In section 8—

(a)in subsection (1) (definition of “pension”), in paragraph (a), the words from “(either” to “person)” shall be omitted;

(b)in subsection (2) (when pension deemed for purposes of the Act to begin), after “pension”, in the first place where that word occurs, there shall be inserted “ which is not attributable to a pension credit ”; and

(c)after that subsection there shall be inserted—

(2A) A pension which is attributable to a pension credit shall be deemed for purposes of this Act to begin on the day on which the order or provision on which the credit depends takes effect. .

(4) In section 15(1) (interpretation)—

(a)for the definitions of “derivative pension” and “principal pension” there shall be substituted—

“ derivative pension ” means a pension which—

(a)is not payable in respect of the pensioner's own services, and

(b)is not attributable to the pensioner having become entitled to a pension credit; ,

(b)after the definition of “pension” there shall be inserted—

“ pension credit ” means a credit under Article 26(1)(b) of the Welfare Reform and Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 1999 or under section 29(1)(b) of the Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999;

“principal pension” means a pension which—

(a)is payable in respect of the pensioner's own services; or

(b)is attributable to the pensioner having become entitled to a pension credit; , and

(c)for the definition of “widow's pension” there shall be substituted—

“ widow's pension ” means a pension payable—

(a)in respect of the services of the pensioner's deceased husband, or

(b)by virtue of the pensioner's deceased husband having become entitled to a pension credit. .

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