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2.—(1) In this Order—
“the Act of 1971” means the Pensions (Increase) Act (Northern Ireland) 1971(1);
“basic rate” and “derivative pension” have the meanings given by section 15(1)(2) of the Act of 1971;
“existing Orders” means the Orders referred to in the Schedule;
“official pension” has the meaning given by section 5(1) of the Act of 1971;
“the Order of 1975” means the Social Security Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 1975;
“pension authority” has the meaning given by section 7(1) of the Act of 1971;
“qualifying condition” means one of the conditions laid down in section 3 of the Act of 1971(3);
“relevant injury pension”, “substituted pension” and “widow’s pension” have the meanings given by section 15(1) of the Act of 1971.
(2) For the purpose of this Order the time when a pension “begins” is that stated in section 8(2) of the Act of 1971(4).
(3) Where, for the purposes of this Order, it is necessary to calculate the number of complete months in any period an incomplete month shall be treated as a complete month if it consists of at least 16 days.
1971 c. 35 (N.I.)
As amended by S.I. 1990/1509 (N.I. 13) Art. 3(5)
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