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The Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order (Northern Ireland) 2010

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Rates or amounts of certain pensions or allowances under the Contributions and Benefits Act

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4.—(1) The sums specified in paragraphs (2) and (3) shall be increased from and including the respective dates specified in Article 6.

(2) The sums falling to be calculated under paragraph 13(4) of Schedule 7 to the Contributions and Benefits Act (calculation of weekly rate of a beneficiary’s retirement allowance) shall be increased by 1∙5 per cent.

(3) In section 44(4) of the Contributions and Benefits Act(1) (basic pension of Category A retirement pension)—

(a)for “£86∙20” substitute “£87∙75”; and

(b)for “£95∙25” substitute “£97∙65”.

(4) The sums which are—

(a)the additional pensions in long-term benefits calculated by reference to any final relevant year earlier than the tax year 2009-10;

(b)the increases in the rates of retirement pensions under Schedule 5 to the Contributions and Benefits Act(2) (pension increase or lump sum where entitlement to retirement pension is deferred);

(c)lump sums to which surviving spouses or civil partners will become entitled under paragraph 7A of that Schedule(3) on becoming entitled to a Category A or Category B retirement pension; and

(d)payable to a pensioner as part of their Category A or Category B retirement pension by virtue of an order made under section 120 of the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Act 1975(4), Article 64 of the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1986(5) or section 132 of the Administration Act,

shall in each case remain the same.

(5) The sums which are shared additional pensions under section 55A of the Contributions and Benefits Act(6), and the sums which are increases in the rates of such pensions under paragraph 2 of Schedule 5A to that Act(7), shall in each case remain the same.

(1)

Section 44(4) was substituted by Article 64 of the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1998 (S.I. 1998/1506 (N.I. 10)) and amended by Article 4(3) of S.R. 2009 No. 89

(2)

Schedule 5 was amended by paragraph 36 of Schedule 7 to the Pension Schemes (Northern Ireland) Act 1993, paragraph 40 of Schedule 1 to the Social Security (Incapacity for Work) (Northern Ireland) Order 1994 (S.I. 1994/1898 (N.I. 12)), paragraph 18(15) and (18) of Schedule 2 to the Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 (S.I. 1995/3213 (N.I. 22)), section 35(1) of the Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Act (Northern Ireland) 2000 (c. 4 (N.I.)), paragraphs 2 to 13 of Schedule 9 to the Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 2005 (S.I. 2005/255 (N.I. 1)), paragraph 6 of the Schedule to S.R. 2005 No. 434 and paragraphs 19 and 20 of Schedule 1 and Part 3 of Schedule 6 to the Pensions Act (Northern Ireland) 2008

(3)

Paragraph 7A was inserted by paragraph 10 of Schedule 9 to the Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 2005 and amended by paragraph 6(j) of the Schedule to S.R. 2005 No. 434

(4)

1975 c. 15; section 120 was repealed by Schedule 1 to the Social Security (Consequential Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 (c. 9)

(5)

S.I. 1986/1888 (N.I. 18); Article 64 was repealed by Schedule 1 to the Social Security (Consequential Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Act 1992

(6)

Section 55A was inserted by paragraph 3 of Schedule 6 to the Welfare Reform and Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 1999 and amended by section 37(3) of the Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Act (Northern Ireland) 2000

(7)

Schedule 5A was inserted by paragraph 14 of Schedule 9 to the Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 2005

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