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12  In section 30B of the Contributions and Benefits Act (incapacity benefit: rate) in subsection (3) omit paragraph (b) (increase under section 83 or 85 to be disregarded in determining rate of incapacity benefit).N.I.

13  In section 78 of the Contributions and Benefits Act (Categories C and D retirement pensions and other benefits for the aged) in subsection (4) omit paragraph (d) (increase under section 83 or 85 to be disregarded in determining appropriate weekly rate of Category D retirement pension).N.I.

14  In section 88 of the Contributions and Benefits Act (increases to be in respect of only one adult dependant) for “under or by virtue of sections 83 to 86A” substitute “ by virtue of section 86A ”.N.I.

15  In section 89 of the Contributions and Benefits Act (meaning of earnings for purposes of provisions relating to increases in benefits) in each of subsections (1) and (1A) for “sections 82 to 86A” substitute “ sections 82 and 86A ”.N.I.

16  In section 114 of the Contributions and Benefits Act (persons maintaining dependants, etc.) in subsection (4) (amounts paid by way of maintenance etc. to be treated as contributions for the purposes of specified provisions) omit “to 84”.N.I.

17  In section 145 of the Contributions and Benefits Act (pensioners' entitlement to Christmas bonus: supplementary) in subsection (3) (circumstances in which persons to be treated as entitled to increase in payment of a qualifying benefit) in paragraph (b) omit “section 83(2) or (3) above or”.N.I.

18  In Part 4 of Schedule 4 to the Contributions and Benefits Act (rates of increases for dependants)—N.I.

(a)in paragraph 5 (Category A or B retirement pension) for the figure in column (3) (increase for adult dependant) substitute “ — ”;

(b)in paragraph 6 (Category C retirement pension) for the figure in column (3) (increase for adult dependant) substitute “ — ”.

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