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The Social Security (Miscellaneous Amendments No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017

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Amendment of the State Pension Credit Regulations

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10.—(1) The State Pension Credit Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003(1) are amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) and (3).

(2) In regulation 15 (income for the purposes of the Act)—

(a)in paragraph (3)—

(i)after “prescribed under paragraph (1)” insert “, or retirement pension income to which section 16(1)(za) to (e) applies,”, and

(ii)after “taken into account under paragraph (1)” insert “, or section 16(1)(za) to (e),”; and

(b)in paragraph (4)(2) after sub-paragraph (d) add—

(e)section 14 of the Pensions Act (Northern Ireland) 2015 (pension sharing: reduction in the sharer’s section 4 pension);

(f)section 45B (reduction of additional pension in Category A retirement pension: pension sharing) or section 55B (reduction of shared additional pension: pension sharing) of the Contributions and Benefits Act..

(3) In regulation 18(3) (notional income) for “maximum amount of income which may be withdrawn from the fund” substitute “rate of the annuity which may have been purchased with the fund and is to be determined by the Department, taking account of information provided by the pension fund holder in accordance with regulation 7(5) of the Social Security (Claims and Payments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1987”.

(1)

S.R. 2003 No. 28; relevant amending Regulations are S.R. 2005 No. 580 and S.R. 2008 No. 286

(2)

Paragraph (4) was amended by regulation 7(3) of S.R. 2005 No. 580 and sub-paragraph (d) was added by regulation 30(6) of S.R. 2008 No. 286

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