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The Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 1995

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131.—(1) In section 23(1) of the Contributions and Benefits Act (contribution conditions: supplemental), for “22(1)(a)” substitute “22(1)”.

(2) Omit section 54(4) of that Act (effect on advance claims for retirement pension of deferral of entitlement).

F1(3) For section 55 of that Act substitute—

Increase of retirement pension where entitlement is deferred.

55.(1) Where a person's entitlement to a Category A or Category B retirement pension is deferred, Schedule 5 to this Act shall have effect for increasing the rate of pension.

(2) For the purposes of this Act a person's entitlement to a Category A or Category B retirement pension is deferred if and so long as that person—

(a)does not become entitled to that pension by reason only—

(i)of not satisfying the conditions of section 1 of the Administration Act (entitlement to benefit dependent on claim), or

(ii)in the case of a Category B retirement pension payable by virtue of a spouse's contributions, of the spouse not satisfying those conditions with respect to his Category A retirement pension; or

(b)in consequence of an election under section 54(1) above, falls to be treated as not having become entitled to that pension;

and, in relation to any such pension, “period of deferment” shall be construed accordingly..

(4) In section 121(1) of that Act (interpretation of Parts I to VI), after the definition of “week” insert—

“working life” has the meaning given by paragraph 5(8) of Schedule 3 to this Act. .

(5) In paragraph 5(8) of Schedule 3 to that Act (contribution conditions: meaning of “working life”) for “this paragraph” substitute “Parts I to VI of this Act”.

F1prosp. rep. by 2005 NI 1

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