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The Royal Irish Constabulary (Widows' Pensions) Regulations 1971

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Pension payable to certain widows not otherwise entitled to pension

5.  Where a widow is not entitled to a pension under the aforesaid enactments in a case where her husband ceased to be a member of the Royal Irish Constabulary before 1st September 1918, or if his rank was higher than that of head constable major before 1st April 1919, then, if and for so long as—

(a)the conditions prescribed by Regulation 7, and one of the further conditions prescribed by Regulation 8, of these Regulations are satisfied in her case, and

(b)the rate of any state insurance benefit received by her is less than the standard weekly rate,

a pension may, if the Secretary of State thinks fit, be paid to that widow at such rate, subject to the provisions of Regulation 6 of these Regulations, as will secure that the combined rate of the said pension and of any state insurance benefit received by her is equal to the standard weekly rate:

Provided that the rate of the pension shall, subject to the provisions of Regulation 6 of these Regulations, be £0.25 a week in any case where the weekly rate otherwise payable under this Regulation would be less than that sum.

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