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Pensions Act (Northern Ireland) 2008


9.The Act contains 22 sections and 6 Schedules:

  • Part 1 - State pension

    • Entitlement to Category A and B retirement pensions

    • National Insurance credits

    • Abolition of adult dependency increases

    • Up-rating of basic state pension and other benefits

    • Additional pension: deemed earnings factors

    • Additional pension: simplification of accrual rates

    • Increase in state pension age

  • Part 2 - Occupational and personal pension schemes

    • Contracting-out

    • Dispute resolution

    • Actuarial guidance

  • Part 3 - Personal Accounts Delivery Authority

  • Part 4 – General

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