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The Additional Pension and Social Security Pensions (Home Responsibilities) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2001

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Additional Pension and Social Security Pensions (Home Responsibilities) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2001 and shall come into operation on 6th April 2002.

(2) In these Regulations—

“the Administration Act” means the Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland) Act 1992(1);

“the Contributions and Benefits Act” means the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992;

“the Pensions Act” means the Pension Schemes (Northern Ireland) Act 1993(2);

“the 1994 Regulations” means the Social Security Pensions (Home Responsibilities) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1994(3);

“appropriate table” means—

(a)

in the case of a person attaining pensionable age(4) after the end of the year 2002-03 but before 6th April 2009, Table 5 of paragraph 7(3) of Schedule 4A to the Contributions and Benefits Act (additional pension);

(b)

in the case of a person attaining pensionable age on or after 6th April 2009, Table 6 of paragraph 7(4) of that Schedule;

“contracted-out employment” means employed earner’s employment qualifying a person for a pension provided by a salary related contracted-out scheme or a money purchase contracted-out scheme or an appropriate personal pension scheme, as the case may be;

“contributions equivalent premium” means the premium referred to in section 51(2) of the Pensions Act(5);

“non-contracted-out employment” means employed earner’s employment which is not contracted-out employment;

“year” means a tax year.

(3) In these Regulations “appropriate personal pension scheme”, “money purchase contracted-out scheme” and “salary related contracted-out scheme” have the same meanings as in the Pensions Act.

(4) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(6) shall apply to these Regulations as it applies to an Act of the Assembly.

(4)

Definition of “pensionable age” in section 121(1) of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 was substituted by paragraph 9 of Schedule 2 to the Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 (S.I. 1995/3213 (N.I. 22))

(5)

Section 51 was amended by Article 138(1) of, and paragraph 42 of Schedule 3 to, the Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 and paragraph 63 of Schedule 1 to the Social Security Contributions (Transfer of Functions, etc.) (Northern Ireland) Order 1999 (S.I. 1999/671), and is amended by paragraph 7(2) of Schedule 2 to the Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999 (c. 30)

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