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The Pensions Increase (Review) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015

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2.—(1) In this Order, “the 1975 Order” means the Social Security Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 1975.

(2) In this Order, any reference to a pension is a reference to a pension which began before 6th April 2015(1).

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By virtue of article 69(7) of the Social Security Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 1975, sections 69 and 69A of that Order have effect as if they were contained in Part 1 of the Pensions (Increase) Act (Northern Ireland) 1971 (c.35(NI)). Consequently, for the purposes of section 33 of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954 (c. 33)(NI) the following expressions used in this Order have the meaning which they bear in section 69 of the Social Security Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order1975 and the Pensions (Increase) Act (Northern Ireland) 1971: beginning date, complete months, derivative pension, lump sum, official pension, pension authority, qualifying condition, relevant injury pension and substituted pension. Section 8(2) of the Pensions (Increase) Act (Northern Ireland) 1971 also makes provision about when a pension begins for the purposes of that Act.

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