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National Insurance Act 1965

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Increase of retirement pension for contributions after pensionable age

7In relation to contributions for contribution weeks commencing before 3rd August 1959, section 31(1) of this Act shall have effect as if for the reference to one shilling for every twelve contributions there were substituted a reference—

(a)in the case of contribution weeks commencing before 16th July 1951, to one shilling for every twenty-five contributions ;

(b)in the case of contribution weeks commencing on or after 16th July 1951, to one stalling and sixpence for every twenty-five contributions.

8(1)Section 34(1) and (2) of this Act shall not apply to contributions paid before 25th December 1961, and the said section 34(2) shall not apply where the husband's death took place before that date.

(2)Where, in the case of any husband and his wife or widow, they were both over pensionable age on 25th December 1961 (whether then married or not), the said section 34(1) and (2) shall not apply except in so far as section 34(1)(b) may operate to increase in respect of the husband's contributions a retirement pension under section 30 of this Act payable to his widow by virtue of her own insurance ; but in any such case, and in any case where the husband died before 25th December 1961, the weekly rate of a retirement pension under section 32 of this Act payable to the wife or widow by virtue of the husband's insurance shall, subject to section 30(7) of this Act and to paragraph 9 of this Schedule, be increased for contributions as an employed or self-employed person paid by the husband in respect of any period after both he and she had attained pensionable age—

(a)by one shilling for every twenty-five such contributions paid in respect of contribution weeks commencing before 16th July 1951 ;

(b)for every twenty-five such contributions paid in respect of contribution weeks commencing on or after 16th July 1951 and before 3rd August 1959—

(i)as respects any period during which the husband is alive, by one shilling ;

(ii)as respects any period after the husband's death, by one shilling and sixpence ;

(c)for every twelve such contributions paid in respect of contribution weeks beginning on or after 3rd August 1959—

(i)as respects any period during which the husband is alive, by sixpence ;

(ii)as respects any period after the husband's death, by one shilling.

(3)Section 34(3) and (4) of this Act shall apply for the purposes of sub-paragraph (2) of this paragraph as they apply for the purposes of the said section 34(1) and (2).

9The following provisions (which relate to the treatment of contributions which do not make up the number, or a multiple of the number, of contributions applicable for the purposes of section 20(4) or 21(3) of the Act of 1946 at the time when the contributions were paid), namely—

(a)section 4(5) of the National Insurance Act 1951 ; and

(b)section 6(3) of the National Insurance Act 1959,

shall be specially saved and have effect for the purposes of section 31(1) of this Act or paragraph 8(2) of this Schedule as they had effect for the purposes of the said section 20(4) or 21(3).

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