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Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999


Where necessary, the Schedules are described at relevant points of the main commentary. The table below shows where each Schedule (or Part of a Schedule) is explained.

ScheduleSubjectRefer to commentary on:
1Application of 1993 and 1995 Acts to registered schemesSection 6
2Pensions: miscellaneous amendmentsSection 18
3Pension sharing orders: England and WalesParts III and IV
4Amendments of sections 25B to 25D of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973Parts III and IV
5Pension credits: mode of dischargeParts III and IV
6Effect of state scheme pension debits and creditsParts III and IV
7Joint claims for Jobseeker’s AllowanceSection 59
8Welfare benefits: minor and consequential amendments:
8 Part IBereavement benefitsSection 59
8 Part IIIncapacitySection 63
8 Part IIIAbolition of Severe Disablement AllowanceSection 65
8 Part IVIncome SupportSection 59
8 Part VJobseeker’s AllowanceSections 59 & 70
8 Part VIMaternity AllowanceSection 53
8 Part VIIRetirement PensionParts III and IV
8 Part VIIIAdministration of benefitsSection 71
9 & 10New threshold for primary Class 1 contributionsSections 73 & 74
11Contributions and pensions administrationSection 81
12Consequential amendments:
12 Part IConsequential on Parts III and IVParts III and IV
12 Part IIOther consequential amendments

Sections 15-16;

57-58, 71; 73-74

13 Part IPensions: miscellaneousParts I and II
13 Part IIPensions on divorce etc.Parts III and IV
13 Part IIIPension sharingParts III and IV
13 Part IVAbolition of Severe Disablement AllowanceSection 65
13 Part VBenefits: miscellaneousPart V
13 Part VINational Insurance contributionsSections 77 & 78
13 Part VIINational Insurance contributions: Northern IrelandSections 77 & 78

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