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Pensions Act (Northern Ireland) 2008


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

37.  In section 38 of the Contributions and Benefits Act (widow’s pension) in subsection (2) (entitlement to continue until age of 65) for “the age of 65” substitute “pensionable age”.

38.  In section 64 of the Contributions and Benefits Act (entitlement to attendance allowance) in subsection (1) (conditions to be satisfied for entitlement to the allowance) for “is aged 65 or over” substitute “has attained pensionable age”.

39.—(1) Section 75 of the Contributions and Benefits Act (disability living allowance: persons aged 65 or over) is amended as follows.

(2) In subsection (1) (no entitlement to the allowance for persons aged 65 or over) for “the age of 65” substitute “pensionable age”.

(3) For the sidenote substitute “Persons who have attained pensionable age.”.

40.  In section 145 of the Contributions and Benefits Act (supplementary provisions relating to Christmas bonus) in subsection (4) (for purposes of section 144 persons not to be taken to be entitled to payment of war disablement pension unless they have attained the age of 65) for “the age of 65” substitute “pensionable age”.

The State Pension Credit Act (Northern Ireland) 2002 (c. 14)

41.  In section 3 of the State Pension Credit Act (Northern Ireland) 2002 (savings credit) in subsection (1) (first condition for savings credit) in paragraph (a) for “the age of 65” substitute “pensionable age”.

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