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Social Security Act 1989

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Certain benefits not payable for periods of entitlement before deemed date of entitlement

4(1)In section 25 of that Act (widowed mother’s allowance) for subsection (3) there shall be substituted—

(3)The widow shall not be entitled to the allowance for any period after she remarries, but, subject to that, she shall continue to be entitled to it for any period throughout which she satisfies the requirements of subsection (1)(a), (b) or (c) above.

(4)A widowed mother’s allowance shall not be payable—

(a)for any period falling before the day on which the widow’s entitlement is to be regarded as commencing for that purpose by virtue of section 51(1)(m) of the [1986 c. 50.] Social Security Act 1986; or

(b)for any period during which she and a man to whom she is not married are living together as husband and wife.

(2)In section 26 of that Act (widow’s pension) for subsection (3) there shall be substituted—

(3)The widow shall not be entitled to the pension for any period after she remarries, but, subject to that, she shall continue to be entitled to it until she attains the age of 65.

(4)A widow’s pension shall not be payable—

(a)for any period falling before the day on which the widow’s entitlement is to be regarded as commencing for that purpose by virtue of section 51(1)(m) of the Social Security Act 1986;

(b)for any period for which she is entitled to a widowed mother’s allowance; or

(c)for any period during which she and a man to whom she is not married are living together as husband and wife.

(3)In section 28 of that Act (Category A retirement pension) in subsection (1), for the words following paragraph (b) there shall be substituted the words—

and, subject to the provisions of this Act, he shall become so entitled on the day on which he attains pensionable age and his entitlement shall continue throughout his life.

(4)After that subsection there shall be inserted—

(1A)A Category A retirement pension shall not be payable in respect of any period falling before the day on which the pensioner’s entitlement is to be regarded as commencing for that purpose by virtue of section 51(1)(m) of the Social Security Act 1986.

(5)In section 29 of that Act (Category B retirement pension) for subsection (9) there shall be substituted—

(9)Subject to the provisions of this Act, a woman’s entitlement to a Category B retirement pension shall commence on the day on which the conditions of entitlement become satisfied in her case and shall continue throughout her life.

(9A)A woman’s Category B retirement pension shall not be payable for any period falling before the day on which the pensioner’s entitlement is to be regarded as commencing for that purpose by virtue of section 51(1)(m) of the Social Security Act 1986.

(6)In section 39 of that Act (Category C and D retirement pensions etc.) for subsection (3) there shall be substituted—

(3)Entitlement to a Category C or Category D retirement pension shall continue throughout the pensioner’s life.

(3A)A Category C or Category D retirement pension shall not be payable for any period falling before the day on which the pensioner’s entitlement is to be regarded as commencing for that purpose by virtue of section 51(1)(m) of the Social Security Act 1986.

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