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The State Pension Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 General

    1. 1.Citation, commencement and interpretation

  3. PART1A Full rate of State Pension

    1. 1A.Full rate of state pension

  4. PART 2 Prisoners

    1. 2.Prisoners who are not to be paid state pension

    2. 3.Paying state pension to persons who are remanded in custody

  5. PART 3 Deferral of State Pension

    1. 4.When a choice of lump sum or survivor's pension may be made

    2. 5.How a choice of lump sum or survivor's pension may be made

    3. 6.Changing a choice of lump sum or survivor's pension

    4. 7.How entitlement to a state pension may be suspended

    5. 8.Date from which a suspension of a state pension begins

    6. 9.Cancelling a suspension of a state pension

    7. 10.Percentage for the weekly rate of increases resulting from deferral of state pension

    8. 11.Days which are not included in determining the period of deferral

    9. 12.Part weeks treated as whole weeks in determining the amount of entitlement during deferral

    10. 12A.Modification of the amount of an increment for other cases during deferral

  6. PART 4 Minimum Qualifying Period

    1. 13.Minimum number of qualifying years

  7. PART 5 Sharing of state pension rights

    1. 14.Amendment of the Sharing of State Scheme Rights (Provision of Information and Valuation) Regulations

  8. PART 6 Graduated Retirement Benefit

    1. 15.Survivor’s state pension based on inheritance of graduated retirement benefit

    2. 16.Survivor’s state pension under regulation 15: inherited amount

    3. 17.Survivor’s state pension under regulation 15: up-rating

    4. 18.Choice of lump sum or state pension based on inheritance of deferred graduated retirement benefit

    5. 19.Survivor’s lump sum based on inheritance of deferred graduated retirement benefit

    6. 20.Survivor’s state pension based on inheritance of deferred graduated retirement benefit

  9. PART 7 Overseas Residents

    1. 21.Entitlement to state pension for overseas residents

    2. 22.Modification of the amount of an increment for an overseas resident

    3. 23.Modification of the amount of an increment where regulations 12A and 22 both apply

  10. PART8 National Insurance Credits

    1. CHAPTER 1 General

      1. 24.Interpretation

      2. 25.General provisions relating to the crediting of earnings or contributions

    2. CHAPTER 2 Crediting earnings or contributions in respect of a pre-commencement qualifying year

      1. 26.Credits under the 1975 Regulations

      2. 27.Credits for parents and carers

      3. 28.Credits for spouses and civil partners of members of Her Majesty’s forces

    3. CHAPTER 3 Crediting earnings or contributions in respect of a qualifying year or a post-commencement qualifying year

      1. 29.Credits under the 1975 Regulations

      2. 30.Credits for persons in receipt of working tax credit

      3. 31.Credits for persons entitled to universal credit

      4. 32.Credits for persons approaching pensionable age

      5. 33.Credits for spouses and civil partners of members of Her Majesty’s forces

      6. 34.Credits in respect of an award of child benefit

      7. 35.Credits for persons providing care for a child under the age of 12

      8. 36.Credits for being a foster parent

      9. 37.Credits for persons engaged in caring

      10. 38.Credits for an additional period in respect of entitlement to carer’s allowance and relevant benefits

      11. 39.Time limit for making an application for a credit under regulation 34(1)(b), 35, 36 or 37

  11. Signature

  12. Explanatory Note

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