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The Social Security (Reciprocal Agreements) Order (Northern Ireland) 2016

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Article 2(b)

SCHEDULE 3PROPOSED ALTERATIONS TO EXISTING AGREEMENTS WITH CANADA AND NEW ZEALAND

Canada

1.  Where in the agreement set out in Schedule 1 to the Social Security (Canada) Order (Northern Ireland) 1995(1), there—

(a)are references to a retirement pension, such references shall be altered to include a reference to a state pension under Part 1 (state pension) of the Pensions Act (Northern Ireland) 2015;

(b)is a reference to the legislation to which the agreement applies, such reference shall be altered to include a reference to Part 1 of the Pensions Act (Northern Ireland) 2015.

New Zealand

2.  In the agreement set out in the Schedule to the Social Security (New Zealand) Order (Northern Ireland) 1983(2)—

(a)in Article 9(2) (United Kingdom retirement pension by virtue of residence in New Zealand), the reference to a basic retirement pension at the full standard rate under the legislation of the United Kingdom shall be altered to include a reference to a state pension under Part 1 of the Pensions Act (Northern Ireland) 2015 payable at the full rate specified in regulations under section 3 (full and reduced rates of state pension) of that Act;

(b)in Article 9(3) to (6), the references to a basic retirement pension under the legislation of the United Kingdom shall be altered to include a reference to a state pension under Part 1 of the Pensions Act (Northern Ireland) 2015;

(c)where there is a reference to the legislation to which the agreement applies, such reference shall be altered to include a reference to Part 1 of the Pensions Act (Northern Ireland) 2015.

Pensionable Age

3.  The agreements referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2 shall be altered so that any references to a specific age in connection with a claim for or entitlement to a pension under the legislation of the United Kingdom shall be treated as references to pensionable age, which has the meaning given by section 121(1) (interpretation of Parts I to VI and supplementary provisions) of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992(3).

(1)

S.R. 1995 No. 405. These Statutory Rules were modified by S.R. 2015/207.

(2)

S.R. 1983 No. 432. These Statutory Rules were modified by S.R. 2015/207.

(3)

The definition of “pensionable age” was substituted by paragraph 9(a) of Schedule 2 to S.I. 1995/3213 (N.I. 22).

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