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This is a draft item of legislation. This draft has since been made as a UK Statutory Instrument: The Social Security Class 3A Contributions (Units of Additional Pension) Regulations 2014 No. 3240
2.—(1) The amount of a Class 3A contribution needed by an eligible person to obtain a unit of additional pension is determined by the Table, subject to paragraph (2).
|Age of person on the date of payment||Amount of Class 3A contribution needed to obtain a unit of additional pension|
|62 (women only)||£956|
|63 (women only)||£934|
|64 (women only)||£913|
|100 and over||£127|
(2) If an eligible person(1) pays a Class 3A contribution before reaching pensionable age(2) the amount of contribution needed to obtain a unit of additional pension is the amount that that person would have needed to pay if on the date of payment the person had reached pensionable age.
(3) The date of payment for a Class 3A contribution is the date the contribution is received by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs.
Eligible person is defined as a person who satisfies section 14A(2)(a) or (b) of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 or the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992. Paragraphs 4 and 18 of Schedule 15 to the Pensions Act 2014 provide that section 14A has effect as if the reference to entitlement in that section includes prospective entitlement.
Pensionable age is defined in section 122(1) of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992, substituted by paragraph 13(a) of Schedule 4 to the Pensions Act 1995 (c. 26) and section 133(1) of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992, substituted by paragraph 4 of Schedule 2 to the State Pension Credit Act (Northern Ireland) 2002 (c. 14).
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