Social Security Act 1990

  1. Introductory Text

  2. Benefits

    1. 1.Attendance allowance for the terminally ill

    2. 2.Severe disablement allowance: age related addition

    3. 3.Reduced earnings allowance and retirement allowance

    4. 4.Computation of additional pension for purposes of invalidity pension etc

    5. 5.Retrospective effect of section 165A of the principal Act

    6. 6.Late claims for widowhood benefits where death is difficult to establish

    7. 7.Recovery from damages etc of sums equivalent to benefit: further provision

    8. 8.Liability to maintain dependants

    9. 9.Income support in respect of accommodation charges for certain persons in residential care and nursing homes

    10. 10.Amendments relating to the social fund

  3. Occupational and personal pensions etc.

    1. 11.Annual increase of certain occupational pensions

    2. 12.The Pensions Ombudsman

    3. 13.Registration of occupational and personal pension schemes

    4. 14.Miscellaneous amendments relating to pensions

  4. Energy efficiency in certain dwellings etc.

    1. 15.Grants for the improvement of energy efficiency in certain dwellings etc

  5. Financial provisions

    1. 16.Removal of certain liabilities from the National Insurance Fund

    2. 17.Interest and penalties in respect of certain contributions

    3. 18.General financial provisions

  6. General and supplementary provisions

    1. 19.Regulations and orders

    2. 20.Interpretation

    3. 21.Minor and consequential amendments and repeals

    4. 22.Provision for Northern Ireland

    5. 23.Short title, commencement and extent

  7. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Amendments Relating to the Recovery from Damages etc of Sums Equivalent to Benefit

      1. Payments under compensation schemes for motor accidents

        1. 1.(1) In the definition of “compensation payment” in section 22(3)...

      2. Payments into court

        1. 2.(1) In paragraph 12 of Schedule 4 to that Act,...

      3. Appeals: special time limit for provisional damages

        1. 3.In paragraph 17 of that Schedule, in sub-paragraph (3) (which...

      4. Appeal to Commissioner by Secretary of State on point of law

        1. 4.In sub-paragraph (11) of that paragraph (appeal on point of...

      5. Interaction with the Northern Ireland scheme

        1. 5.(1) At the beginning of Part IV of that Schedule...

      6. Interest on damages: reductions in respect of relevant payments

        1. 6.After paragraph 23 of that Schedule there shall be added—...

      7. Law Reform (Personal Injuries) Act 1948 (c. 41)

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

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Schedule to be inserted as Schedule 3A to the Pensions Act

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      The Pensions Ombudsman

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes

      1. Part I Protecting Pensions

        1. Occupational pensions: independent trustee where employer insolvent etc

          1. 1.The following sections shall be inserted after the section 57B...

        2. Employer to make good deficiencies on winding up

          1. 2.The following section shall be inserted into the Pensions Act...

        3. Investment of scheme’s resources

          1. 3.After section 57 of the Pensions Act there shall be...

        4. Revaluation of preserved pensions

          1. 4.(1) For the definition of “qualifying pensionable service” in paragraph...

      2. Part II Miscellaneous Amendments

        1. Preservation of rights for persons opting out of schemes

          1. 5.(1) In Schedule 16 to the 1973 Act, in sub-paragraph...

        2. Contracting-out conditions: age at which pension or annuity is to commence under a money purchase scheme

          1. 6.(1) In section 32 of the Pensions Act, in subsection...

        3. Contracting-out conditions: guaranteed minimum for married women and widows paying reduced rate contributions

          1. 7.(1) In section 33 of the Pensions Act, in subsection...

        4. Protection of earner’s and widow’s pensions

          1. 8.(1) Sections 41A and 41B of the Pensions Act (protection...

        5. Provisions for the suspension or forfeiture of pensions

          1. 9.(1) In section 41C(3) of the Pensions Act—

        6. The insurance companies which may take transfer values

          1. 10.In section 52C of the Pensions Act (extinguishment of scheme’s...

        7. Grants by the Occupational Pensions Board to advisory bodies

          1. 11.The following section shall be inserted after the section 57A...

        8. Levy towards meeting cost of the Pensions Ombudsman, the Registry and certain grants made by the Board

          1. 12.After section 60 of the Pensions Act there shall be...

        9. Extension of certain pension scheme provisions to Northern Ireland.

          1. 13.In section 68(4) of the Pensions Act (provisions which extend...

        10. Revaluation: extension of certain provisions to widowers

          1. 14.In section 9(4) of the 1986 Act, in paragraph (i)...

        11. Overriding effect of certain 1989 Act amendments

          1. 15.(1) In paragraph 19 of Schedule 6 to the 1989...

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      Special Penalties in the case of Certain Returns

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      Minor and Consequential Amendments

      1. Orders increasing contributions

        1. 1.(1) In subsection (6K) of section 4 of the principal...

      2. Contributions of registered dock workers

        1. 2.(1) In section 4(7) of the principal Act (reduced contributions...

        2. 7.The enactments specified in Schedule 1 to this Act shall...

        3. 8.Liability to maintain dependants

      3. Restriction on dependency increases

        1. 3.(1) In section 33 of the principal Act, in subsection...

      4. Regulations relating to industrial injuries and diseases

        1. 4.(1) In section 76 of the principal Act, after subsection...

      5. Certain officers in Northern Ireland to be eligible for appointment as adjudication officers for Great Britain

        1. 5.(1) In section 97 of the principal Act, in subsection...

      6. Adjudication

        1. 6.(1) In section 100 of the principal Act (appeal to...

      7. Restrictions on entitlement to benefit in certain cases of error

        1. 7.(1) In section 104 of the principal Act (reviews), after...

      8. Parliamentary control of regulations and orders

        1. 8.(1) In section 167 of the principal Act (Parliamentary control...

      9. Return of Class 2 contributions paid by low-earners

        1. 9.In Schedule 1 to the principal Act (contributions: supplementary provisions)...

      10. Maternity allowance: contribution conditions for women paid otherwise than weekly

        1. 10.(1) In Schedule 3 to the principal Act, at the...

      11. Tax years

        1. 11.In Schedule 20 to the principal Act (glossary of expressions)...

      12. Old Cases Act schemes: changes in parliamentary control

        1. 12.In section 4 of the Old Cases Act, for subsection...

      13. Re-establishment courses and resettlement units

        1. 13.(1) In Schedule 5 to the Supplementary Benefits Act 1976,...

      14. Mobility allowance for certain persons eligible for invalid carriages:pre-consolidation amendment.

        1. 14.The amendments of paragraph (a) of section 13(3) of the...

      15. Statutory sick pay: alterations to the rates of payment

        1. 15.(1) In subsection (1A) of section 7 of the 1982...

      16. Statutory sick pay for NHS staff with divided contracts

        1. 16.In section 26 of the 1982 Act (interpretation) after subsection...

      17. Income support and trade disputes etc: “the relevant sum”

        1. 17.(1) Section 23 of the 1986 Act (income support and...

      18. Certain housing benefit to be paid as rent allowance instead of rent rebate

        1. 18.In section 28 of the 1986 Act, in subsection (1)(b)...

      19. Housing benefit finance

        1. 19.(1) In section 30 of the 1986 Act (housing benefit...

      20. Community charge benefit in the form of reduction of charge in subsequent year

        1. 20.In section 31A(1)(b) and (2)(b) of the 1986 Act (which...

      21. Community charge benefit finance

        1. 21.(1) In section 31F of the 1986 Act, for subsection...

      22. Statutory maternity pay for NHS staff with divided contracts

        1. 22.In section 50 of the 1986 Act (interpretation) after subsection...

      23. Functions of the Deputy Government Actuary

        1. 23.In section 63(11) of the 1986 Act (report of Government...

      24. Income support: implementation of increases due to attainment of particular ages

        1. 24.After section 64A of the 1986 Act (effect of alteration...

      25. Statutory maternity pay for servicewomen

        1. 25.Section 79(5) of the 1986 Act (which precludes the payment...

      26. Christmas bonus for pensioners

        1. 26.(1) In Schedule 6 to the 1986 Act, in paragraph...

      27. Benefits for women widowed before 11th April 1988

        1. 27.(1) The Social Security (Widow’s Benefit and Retirement Pensions) Amendment...

      28. Unauthorised disclosure of information relating to particular persons

        1. 28.(1) In section 19 of the 1989 Act, in subsection...

      29. Employment related schemes for pensions or other benefits: equal treatment for men and women

        1. 29.In Schedule 5 to that Act, in paragraph 5 (unfair...

      30. Incapacity for work: councillor’s allowances and expenses

        1. 30.(1) In Schedule 8 to that Act, paragraph 2 (which...

      31. Joint citations

        1. 31.In the following enactments, for the words “the Social Security...

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      Repeals