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Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992

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61Exclusion of increase of benefit for failure to satisfy contribution condition

(1)A Category A or Category B retirement pension which is payable by virtue of section 60(1) above and a widowed mother’s allowance which is so payable shall not be increased under section 47(1) above or under Part IV below on account of a child or an adult if the pension or allowance contains no basic pension in consequence of a failure to satisfy a contribution condition.

(2)Where a person is entitled—

(a)to unemployment benefit at a rate determined under section 25(5) above;

(b)to sickness benefit at a rate determined under section 31(6) above; or

(c)to an invalidity pension at a rate determined under section 33(4) above,

and the retirement pension by reference to which the rate of the benefit or invalidity pension is determined—

(i)would have been payable only by virtue of section 60 above; and

(ii)would, in consequence of a failure to satisfy a contribution condition, have contained no basic pension,

the benefit or invalidity pension shall not be increased under section 47(1) above or under Part IV below on account of a child or an adult.

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