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SCHEDULES

SCHEDULE 1STATE PENSION: CONSEQUENTIAL AND RELATED AMENDMENTS

PART 5UP-RATING OF BASIC PENSION ETC. AND STANDARD MINIMUM GUARANTEE BY REFERENCE TO EARNINGS

The Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 (c. 7)

19.  In Schedule 5 to the Contributions and Benefits Act (pension increase or lump sum where entitlement to retirement pension is deferred) in paragraph 2 (pension increase where entitlement deferred) in sub-paragraph (7) (increase to take account of up-rating of pensions) after “132” insert “or 132A”.

20.  In each of paragraphs 5A(3)(a), 6(4)(b) and 6A(2)(b) of that Schedule (calculation of increase to survivor’s pension where member’s guaranteed minimum pension deferred) omit the words “after it has been reduced by the amount of any increases under section 105 of the Pensions Act”.

The Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 (c. 8)

21.  In section 135 of the Administration Act (effect of alteration of rates of benefit under Parts 2 to 5 of the Contributions and Benefits Act) in subsection (1) (when section has effect) in paragraph (b) after “132” insert “, 132A”.

22.  In section 135A of that Act (power to anticipate pensions up-rating order) in subsection (1) (power arises where statement made to Commons of amounts of proposed increase in order under section 150 of the Great Britain Administration Act) in paragraph (a), for “150” substitute “150 or 150A (as the case may be)”.

23.  In section 139 of that Act (effect of alteration in the component rates of income support) in subsection (5)—

(a)in paragraph (b)(ii) of the definition of “alteration” after “132” insert “, 132A”;

(b)for the definition of “applicable sums” substitute—

“applicable sums” means sums to which an order made under section 132 or 132A above corresponding to an order made under section 150 or 150A (as the case may be) of the Great Britain Administration Act may apply;.

24.  In section 139A of that Act (effect of alteration of rates of a jobseeker’s allowance) in subsection (5) in paragraph (b) of the definition of “alteration” after “132” insert “or 132A”.

25.  In section 139B of that Act (effect of alterations affecting state pension credit)—

(a)in subsection (4) (power to anticipate up-rating of state pension credit) in paragraph (a) after “section 150” insert “, 150A”;

(b)in subsection (6), in paragraph (b) of the definition of “alteration” after “132” insert “, 132A”.

26.  In section 139C of that Act as inserted by the Welfare Reform Act (Northern Ireland) 2007 (c. 2) (effect of alteration of rates of an employment and support allowance) in subsection (6) in paragraph (b) of the definition of “alteration” after “132” insert “, 132A”.

27.  In section 166 of that Act (Assembly, etc. control of orders and regulations) in subsection (2)(b) (orders subject to the confirmatory procedure) after “132” insert “, 132A”.

28.  In Schedule 5 to that Act (regulations not requiring prior submission to the Social Security Advisory Committee) in paragraph 3 (up-rating, etc.) for “or 132” substitute “, 132 or 132A”.

29.  In Schedule 5A to that Act (regulations not requiring prior submission to the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council) in paragraph 2 for “or 132” substitute “, 132 or 132A”.