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The Social Security (Incapacity for Work) (Northern Ireland) Order 1994

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Pension Schemes (Northern Ireland) Act 1993 (c. 49)

54.—(1) Section 42 of the Pension Schemes (Northern Ireland) Act 1993 (effect of entitlement to guaranteed minimum pensions on payment of social security benefits) is amended as follows.

(2) In subsection (1), for “, a widow’s pension or a widower’s invalidity pension” substitute “or a widow’s pension”.

(3) Omit subsection (2).

(4) For subsection (3) substitute—

(3) Where for any period—

(a)a person is entitled to one or more guaranteed minimum pensions; and

(b)he is also entitled to long-term incapacity benefit under section 30A of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992,

for that period an amount equal to the weekly rate or aggregate weekly rates of the guaranteed minimum pension or pensions shall be deducted from any increase payable under regulations under section 30B(7) of that Act and he shall be entitled to such an increase only if there is a balance after the deduction and, if there is such a balance, at a weekly rate equal to it..

(5) Omit subsection (6)(b)(i).

(6) In subsection (8), omit paragraph (a) and the word “and” immediately following it.

(7) Omit subsection (9).

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