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Social Security Pensions Act 1975

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I Contributions

    1. 1.Earnings limits

    2. 2.Rates of contributions in respect of employed earners

    3. 3.Married women and widows

    4. 4.Persons over pensionable age

    5. 5.Voluntary contributions

  3. Part II Benefits

    1. Category A and B retirement pensions

      1. 6.Rate of Category A retirement pension

      2. 7.Rate of widow's Category B retirement pension

      3. 8.Category B retirement pension for widower

      4. 9.Special provision for surviving spouses

      5. 10.Special provision for married women

      6. 11.Application of earnings rule

      7. 12.Deferred retirement

    2. Widow's benefit

      1. 13.Rate of widowed mother's allowance and widow's pension

    3. Invalidity benefit and disablement pension

      1. 14.Rate of invalidity pension for persons under pensionable age

      2. 15.Invalidity pension for widows

      3. 16.Invalidity pension for widowers

      4. 17.Invalidity allowance and disablement pension

    4. Unemployment and sickness benefit

      1. 18.Rate of unemployment and sickness benefit for persons under pensionable age

    5. Contribution conditions and earnings factors

      1. 19.Contribution conditions for retirement pensions, widowed mother's allowance and widow's pension

      2. 20.Use of former spouse's contributions

      3. 21.Revaluation of earnings factors

    6. Supplementary

      1. 22.Mobility allowance

      2. 23.Increase of long-term benefits

      3. 24.Power to modify provisions about graduated retirement benefit

      4. 25.Simultaneous entitlement to more than one pension

  4. Part III Contracting-Out

    1. Preliminary

      1. 26.Contracting-out of full contributions and benefits

    2. Contracted-out rates of contributions and benefits

      1. 27.Contracted-out rates of Class 1 contributions

      2. 28.Review and alteration of contracted-out rates of Class 1 contributions

      3. 29.Contracted-out rates of benefit

    3. Arrangements for contracting-out

      1. 30.Contracted-out employment

      2. 31.Contracting-out certificates

      3. 32.Contracted-out schemes

    4. Requirements for contracting-out

      1. 33.Requisite benefit for earner

      2. 34.Annual rate of earner's pension

      3. 35.Earner's guaranteed minimum

      4. 36.Requisite benefit for widow

      5. 37.Earner's salary as factor of widow's pension

      6. 38.Transfer of accrued rights

      7. 39.Commutation, surrender and forfeiture

      8. 40.Financing and assurance of benefits

      9. 41.Sufficiency of resources

    5. State scheme premiums

      1. 42.Premium on termination of contracted-out employment

      2. 43.Premium under section 42: additional provisions

      3. 44.Premium on termination of contracted-out scheme

      4. 45.Premium where guaranteed minimum pension excluded from full revaluation

      5. 46.Provisions as to actuarial tables

      6. 47.Deduction of premium from refund of contributions

    6. Supplementary

      1. 48.Guaranteed minimum pensions to be inalienable

      2. 49.Supervision of schemes which have ceased to be contracted-out

      3. 50.Alteration of rules of contracted-out schemes

      4. 51.Information as to guaranteed minimum pensions

      5. 52.Contracting-out regulations

  5. Part IV Occupational Pensions

    1. Equal access to occupational pension schemes

      1. 53.Equal access requirements

      2. 54.Duty to bring schemes into conformity with equal access requirements

      3. 55.Determination of questions whether scheme conforms with equal access requirements

      4. 56.Modification of schemes to secure conformity

    2. Other provisions

      1. 57.Disclosure of information by Occupational Pensions Board

      2. 58.Priority in bankruptcy etc.

      3. 59.Increase of official pensions

  6. Part V General

    1. 60.Determination of questions

    2. 61.Consultation about regulations

    3. 62.Other provisions about regulations and orders

    4. 63.Transitional provisions

    5. 64.Expenses and receipts

    6. 65.Amendments of enactments; repeals

    7. 66.Interpretation

    8. 67.Commencement

    9. 68.Short title, citation and extent

    1. Schedule 1

      Deferred Retirement

      1. Increase of pension where pensioner defers retirement

        1. 1.Where a person defers his retirement from regular employment after...

        2. 2.(1) Subject to paragraph 3 below, a person is entitled...

        3. 3.Regulations may provide that a day shall be treated in...

      2. Increase of pension where pensioner's deceased spouse has deferred retirement

        1. 4.(1) Where a woman is entitled to a Category A...

      3. Married women

        1. 5.(1) For the purposes of paragraphs 1 to 3 above...

    2. Schedule 2

      Contracting-Out Regulations

      1. General regulations

        1. 1.In relation to employments which are or at any time...

        2. 2.Regulations may enable the Occupational Pensions Board to determine, in...

        3. 3.Provision may be made by regulations for requiring an employer...

      2. Requisite benefits

        1. 4.(1) Regulations may, in relation to any method adopted in...

      3. Modification of Part III in certain cases

        1. 5.(1) Regulations may modify the provisions of Part III of...

      4. State scheme premiums

        1. 6.(1) Regulations may make provision for requiring persons to furnish...

      5. Centralised schemes

        1. 7.(1) Regulations may modify sections 31 to 49 of this...

      6. Special provisions for certain public service pension schemes

        1. 8.(1) In relation to employments of any class to which...

      7. Incidental matters

        1. 9.Regulations may make provision for any incidental matters connected with...

    3. Schedule 3

      Priority in Bankruptcy Etc

      1. Earner's contributions to occupational pension scheme

        1. 1.Section 153 of the principal Act shall have effect as...

      2. Employer's contributions to occupational pension scheme

        1. 2.(1) The said section 153 shall have effect as if...

      3. State scheme premiums

        1. 3.(1) The said section 153 shall have effect as if...

      4. Interpretation

        1. 4.In this Schedule " the relevant event" has the meaning...

    4. Schedule 4

      Amendments of Enactments

      1. Part I Consequential and Other Amendments

        1. The Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 1913

          1. 1.In section 118(1) of the Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 1913 for...

        2. The Bankruptcy Act 1914

          1. 2.In the Bankruptcy Act 1914— (a) in section 33(1) for...

        3. The Companies Act 1948

          1. 3.In section 319(1)(e) of the Companies Act 1948 for the...

        4. The Law Reform (Personal Injuries) Act 1948

          1. 4.In section 2(1) of the Law Reform (Personal Injuries) Act...

        5. The Administration of Justice Act 1964

          1. 5.In section 17(2)(b) of the Administration of Justice Act 1964...

        6. The Family Allowances Act 1965

          1. 6.In section 8(3) of the Family Allowances Act 1965 after...

        7. The Supplementary Benefit Act 1966 (The Ministry of Social Security Act 1966)

          1. 7.In section 16(1)(a) of the Supplementary Benefit Act 1966 after...

          2. 8.In section 26(4) of that Act after the words "...

          3. 9.In paragraph 24 of Schedule 2 to that Act—

        8. The Agriculture Act 1967

          1. 10.In section 67(3)(e) of the Agriculture Act 1967 after the...

        9. The Rent Act 1968

          1. 11.In section 40(3)(a) of the Rent Act 1968 for the...

        10. The Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1970

          1. 12.In section 8(2)(b) of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act...

        11. The Administration of Justice Act 1970

          1. 13.In Schedule 4 to the Administration of Justice Act 1970...

        12. The Family Income Supplements Act 1970

          1. 14.In section 8(4) of the Family Income Supplements Act 1970...

        13. The Attachment of Earnings Act 1971

          1. 15.In section 24(2) of the Attachment of Earnings Act 1971...

          2. 16.In Schedule 2 to that Act for paragraph 3 there...

          3. 17.In Schedule 4 to that Act for the words "...

        14. The Pensions (Increase) Act 1971

          1. 18.In section 5(3) of the Pensions (Increase) Act 1971 for...

          2. 19.In section 15(4) of that Act for the words "section...

        15. The Finance Act 1971

          1. 20.In paragraph 1(b) of Schedule 4 to the Finance Act...

        16. The Housing (Financial Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1972

          1. 21.In Schedule 2 to the Housing (Financial Provisions) (Scotland) Act...

        17. The Housing Finance Act 1972

          1. 22.In Schedule 3 to the Housing Finance Act 1972, in...

        18. The Social Security Act 1973

          1. 23.In section 51(7)(a) of the Social Security Act 1973 for...

          2. 24.In section 63 of that Act— (a) in subsection (4)...

          3. 25.In section 64 of that Act— (a) in subsections (3)...

          4. 26.In section 66 of that Act— (a) in subsection (1)...

          5. 27.In section 67 of that Act— (a) in subsection (1)(a)...

          6. 28.In section 69(2)(a) and (5) of that Act for the...

          7. 29.In section 86 of that Act— (a) in subsection (1)(a)...

          8. 30.In section 89(1) and (3)(b) of that Act for the...

          9. 31.In section 99(1) of that Act the following definitions shall...

          10. 32.In Schedule 16 to that Act— (a) in paragraph 4(2)...

          11. 33.In Schedule 17 to that Act, in paragraph 14, after...

        19. The Employment and Training Act 1973

          1. 34.In section 12(2)(a) of the Employment and Training Act 1973...

        20. The National Insurance Act 1974

          1. 35.In section 6(1) of the National Insurance Act 1974 there...

        21. The Social Security Act 1975

          1. 36.In section 4 of the Social Security Act 1975—

          2. 37.In section 12(1)(f) of that Act after the words "payable...

          3. 38.In section 13 of that Act— (a) in subsection (2),...

          4. 39.In section 14 of that Act— (a) for subsection (2)(c)...

          5. 40.In section 15 of that Act— (a) for subsection (2)(b)...

          6. 41.In section 25(1) of that Act for the words "...

          7. 42.In section 26(1) of that Act for the words "...

          8. 43.In section 28(1) of that Act for the words "at...

          9. 44.In section 29(7) of that Act in paragraph (a)(i) the...

          10. 45.In section 30(4)(b) of that Act there shall be inserted...

          11. 46.In section 33(3) of that Act after the words "...

          12. 47.In section 34(1) of that Act, after paragraph (c), there...

          13. 48.In section 42(3) of that Act after the words "Category...

          14. 49.In section 119(4) of that Act, after paragraph (c) there...

          15. 50.In section 120 of that Act— (a) in subsection (1)...

          16. 51.In section 125(1) of that Act, for paragraph (a) there...

          17. 52.In section 135(2) of that Act, after paragraph (c) there...

          18. 53.In section 143(1) of that Act, after paragraph (b) there...

          19. 54.In section 144(2)(c) of that Act after the words "...

          20. 55.In section 145 of that Act— (a) in subsection (1)(a)...

          21. 56.In section 146(1) of that Act after the words "...

          22. 57.In section 148(1)(b) of that Act after " Revenue) "...

          23. 58.In section 150(1) of that Act after the word "...

          24. 59.In section 151 of that Act— (a) in subsection (1)...

          25. 60.In section 152 of that Act for subsection (8) there...

          26. 61.In Schedule 1 to that Act, in paragraph 6(l)(f) for...

          27. 62.In Part I of Schedule 4 to that Act, for...

          28. 63.In Part V of Schedule 4 to that Act, in...

          29. 64.In Schedule 20 to that Act the following definitions shall...

        22. The Social Security (Consequential Provisions) Act 1975

          1. 65.In Schedule 3 to the Social Security (Consequential Provisions) Act...

      2. Part II Minor Corrections of 1975 Consolidation Acts

        1. The Social Security Act 1975

          1. 66.In section 142(4)(b) of the Social Security Act 1975, for...

          2. 67.In section 152(2) of that Act, for the words "...

        2. The Social Security (Northern Ireland) Act 1975

          1. 68.In section 96(1) of the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Act...

          2. 69.In section 133(3)(b) of that Act, for the words "Northern...

          3. 70.In section 138(5) of that Act, for the word "...

        3. The Social Security (Consequential Provisions) Act 1975

          1. 71.In Schedule 3 to the Social Security (Consequential Provisions) Act...

    5. Schedule 5

      Repeals

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