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2.—(1) The Social Security (Widow’s Benefit, Retirement Pensions and Other Benefits) (Transitional) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1979(1) are amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) to (5).
(2) In regulation 2(1) (interpretation), after the definition of “the Act” insert—
““the Contributions and Benefits Act” means the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992(2);”.
(3) In regulation 3 (modifications of the Act and the Pensions Order in their application to pre-1975 beneficiaries and pre-1975 contributors)—
(a)in the heading, for “the Act and the Pensions Order in their” substitute “pensions legislation in its”; and
(b)for “provisions of the Act and the Pensions Order” substitute “provisions of the Act, the Pensions Order and the Contributions and Benefits Act”.
(4) In regulation 7 (modifications relating to the second contribution condition for widowed mother’s allowance, widow’s pension and Category A and B retirement pension)—
(a)in the heading, at the end add “and to the contribution condition for Category A and B retirement pension for those attaining pensionable age on or after 6th April 2010”; and
(b)in paragraph (1) from “only for the purposes” to the end substitute—
“for the purposes of—
(a)the second contribution condition for a widowed mother’s allowance, a widow’s pension or a Category A or Category B retirement pension specified in paragraph 5(3) of Schedule 3 to the Contributions and Benefits Act; and
(b)the contribution condition for a Category A or Category B retirement pension specified in paragraph 5A(2)(3) of that Schedule.”.
(5) In regulation 13 (provision relating to treatment of reckonable years)—
(a)in paragraph (1) for “paragraph 5(2)(b) and 5(3)(b) of Schedule 3 to the Act” substitute “paragraphs 5(2)(b) and (3)(b) and 5A(2)(b) of Schedule 3 to the Contributions and Benefits Act”; and
(b)in paragraph (2) for “to the Act” substitute “to the Contributions and Benefits Act or paragraph (b) of the contribution condition specified in paragraph 5A(2) of that Schedule”.
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