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Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992

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87Rate of increase where associated retirement pension is attributable to reduced contributions

(1)Where a person—

(a)is entitled—

(i)to unemployment benefit by virtue of section 25(2)(b) or (c) above, or

(ii)to sickness benefit by virtue of section 31(2)(b) or (c) above, or

(iii)to an invalidity pension by virtue of section 33(2) above; and

(b)would have been entitled only by virtue of section 60(1) above to the retirement pension by reference to which the rate of that benefit or invalidity pension is determined,

the amount of any increase of the benefit or invalidity pension attributable to sections 82 to 86 above shall not be determined in accordance with those sections but shall be determined in accordance with regulations.

(2)The regulations shall not provide for any such increase in a case where the retirement pension by reference to which the rate of the said benefit or invalidity pension is determined—

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

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

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