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Pensions Act (Northern Ireland) 2008

Part 2 - Category B retirement pension: removal of restriction on entitlement

Paragraph 6 omits section 54(3) of the Contributions and Benefits Act which currently prevents a spouse or civil partner from electing to cancel their Category A pension where this is already in payment without the consent of the other party to the marriage or civil partnership and paragraph 8 omits paragraph 8(3) of Schedule 5 to that Act.  These provisions become redundant by virtue of the amendments made to section 48A to that Act by section 2.

Paragraph 7 amends section 55(3) of that Act so that a person’s entitlement to their Category B pension is no longer deemed to be deferred where the person’s spouse or civil partner has not made a claim for their Category A pension.

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