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Pensions Act 2014

Section 19: PrisonersSection 20: Overseas residents

96.These sections provide regulation-making powers to set out the arrangements for prisoners and overseas residents in respect of the new state pension.

97.For prisoners, regulations may provide that a person is not to be paid a state pension whilst they are imprisoned, detained in legal custody or unlawfully at large. This is the same as under the rules for the old retirement pension.

98.For overseas residents, regulations may provide that such a person is not entitled to up-rating. This will enable similar provision to be made as under the old retirement pension rules. Regulations under this section will be made taking into account provision under relevant treaties, such as those in respect of the European Union, and bi-lateral treaties providing for reciprocity in social security matters and which cover up-rating.

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