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Pensions Act (Northern Ireland) 2008

Part 3 - Contributions credits for relevant parents and carers

Paragraph 9 inserts new subsection (5A) into section 22 of the Contributions and Benefits Act to make reference to the new arrangements in section 23A (see section 3(1)) which provide for the crediting of Class 3 contributions.

Paragraph 10 amends section 172 of that Act to provide that the first regulations made under section 23A(3)(c) will be subject to the confirmatory resolution procedure in the Assembly.

Paragraph 11 makes a consequential amendment to Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the Welfare Reform Act (Northern Ireland) 2007 so that the definition of “benefit” extends to contributions credits for relevant carers under section 23A of the Contributions and Benefits Act.

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