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Judicial Pensions Act 1981

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13Social Security Commissioner

(1)A Social Security Commissioner may on the recommendation of the Secretary of State be granted a pension—

(a)if he retires after 15 years service and at the time of his retirement he has attained the age of 65, or

(b)if at the time of his retirement he has attained the age of 72, or

(c)if the Secretary of State is satisfied by means of a medical certificate that at the time of his retirement, by reason of infirmity of mind or body, he is incapable of discharging the duties of his office and that the incapacity is likely to be permanent.

(2)The annual rate of a pension payable under this section to a person retiring after not less than 15 years service shall not exceed one half of his last annual salary.

(3)The annual rate of a pension payable under this section to a person retiring after less than 15 years service shall not exceed—

(a)if the period of service does not amount to 5 years,

6/40ths of his last annual salary,

(b)if the period of service amounts to 5 years or more,

one quarter of his last annual salary plus 1/40th for each completed year of service exceeding 5.

(4)For the purposes of the preceding subsections—

(a)service as Commissioner which is not remunerated by means of a salary shall be disregarded,

(b)the Minister may by regulations provide for counting as service as Commissioner pensionable service in any other capacity under the Crown.

(5)Regulations under subsection (4)(b) above shall be made by statutory instrument.

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