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The Social Security (Graduated Retirement Benefit) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Social Security (Graduated Retirement Benefit) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995 and shall come into operation on 29th January 1996.

(2) In these Regulations “the principal Regulations” means the Social Security (Graduated Retirement Benefit) (No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1978(1).

Insertion of regulation 1A into the principal regulations

2.  After regulation 1 of the principal regulations there shall be inserted—

Application of section 135 of the Administration Act

1A.  The provisions of section 135 of the Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 (effect alteration of rates of benefit) shall apply to—

(a)the amount of graduated retirement benefit payable for each unit of graduated contributions;

(b)increases of such benefit under the provisions of Schedule 2(2) to these regulations; and

(c)any addition under section 36(1) of the Act of 1966(3) (addition to weekly rate of retirement pension for widows and widowers) to the amount of such benefit,

as if graduated retirement benefit were a benefit referred to in section 135(2) of that Act..

Amendment of section 135 of the National Insurance Act

3.  In Schedule 1 to the principal Regulations(4) (which sets out sections 35 and 36 of the National Insurance Act (Northern Ireland) 1966(3) as continued in force by those Regulations), in section 35(7)(5) after “retirement pension” where it first appears there shall be inserted—

  • (except a person who is not so entitled because of an election under section 54(1) of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 (election to defer right to pension) or because he has withdrawn his claim).

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Health and Social Services for Northern Ireland on

L.S.

Kenneth L. Millar

Assistant Secretary

19th December 1995.

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