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State Pension Credit Act 2002

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. State pension credit: entitlement and amount

    1. 1. Entitlement

    2. 2. Guarantee credit

    3. 3. Savings credit

    4. 3ZA.Power to limit savings credit for certain mixed-age couples

    5. 4. Exclusions

  3. Aggregation

    1. 5. Income and capital of claimant, spouse etc

  4. Retirement provision

    1. 6. Duty to specify assessed income period for pre-6 April 2016 awards

    2. 7. Fixing of claimant’s retirement provision for assessed income period

    3. 8. Fresh determinations increasing claimant’s entitlement

    4. 9. Duration of assessed income period

    5. 10. Effect of variations under section 7(4)

  5. Miscellaneous and supplementary

    1. 11. Administration

    2. 12. Polygamous marriages

    3. 13. Transitional provisions

    4. 14. Minor and consequential amendments

  6. Interpretation of state pension credit provisions

    1. 15. Income and capital

    2. 16. Retirement pension income

    3. 17. Other interpretation provisions

  7. Effect of guaranteed minimum pension on social security benefits

    1. 18. Equal treatment for widows and widowers

  8. Final provisions

    1. 18A.Pilot schemes

    2. 19. Regulations and orders

    3. 20. Financial provisions

    4. 21. Enactments repealed

    5. 22. Short title, commencement and extent


    1. Schedule 1


      1. Part 1 Amendments of the Administration Act

        1. 1.Introductory

        2. 2.Entitlement dependent on making of claim etc

        3. 3.Power by regulations to make rules relating to claims, time limits, evidence etc

      2. Part 2 Amendments of the Social Security Act 1998

        1. 4.Introductory

        2. 5.Use of computers

        3. 6.Decisions by Secretary of State

        4. 7.Regulations with respect to decisions

        5. 8.Suspension of benefit for failure to furnish information etc

        6. 9.Restrictions on entitlement to benefit in cases of error: definitions

        7. 10.Correction of errors and setting aside of decisions

        8. 11.Decisions against which no appeal lies

        9. 12.Decisions against which appeal lies

      3. Part 3 Miscellaneous and supplementary

        1. 13.Amount payable for periods of less than a week

    2. Schedule 2

      Minor and consequential amendments

      1. Part 1 Amendments of the Contributions and Benefits Act

        1. 1.Introductory

        2. 2.Income support

        3. 3.Effect of attaining qualifying age for state pension credit

        4. 4.Interpretation of Part 7 and supplementary provisions

        5. 5.Entitlement of pensioners to Christmas bonus

        6. 6.Entitlement to Christmas bonus: supplementary

        7. 7.Interpretation of provisions relating to Christmas bonus

      2. Part 2 Amendments of the Administration Act

        1. 8.Introductory

        2. 9.Payment out of benefit of sums in respect of mortgage interest etc

        3. 10.Overpayments of benefit: general

        4. 11.Adjustment of income support and other payments

        5. 12.Interpretation of Part 6: enforcement

        6. 13.Provisions relating to age, death or marriage

        7. 14.Regulations as to notification of death

        8. 15.Provision of information by personal representatives as to estate of deceased person

        9. 16.Annual up-rating of benefits

        10. 17.Effect of alterations affecting state pension credit

        11. 18.Adjustments between National Insurance Fund and Consolidated Fund

        12. 19.Adjustments between social fund and other sources of finance

        13. 20.The Social Security Advisory Committee

        14. 21.Reciprocal agreements with countries outside the United Kingdom

        15. 22.Payment of travelling expenses by Secretary of State

        16. 23.Certain benefits to be inalienable

        17. 24.Interpretation: general

      3. Part 3 Amendments of other Acts

        1. 25.Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980

        2. 26.Transport Act 1982

        3. 27.Abolition of Domestic Rates Etc. (Scotland) Act 1987

        4. 28.. . . . . . . . . ....

        5. 29.Local Government Finance Act 1988

        6. 30.Children Act 1989

        7. 31.Criminal Justice Act 1991

        8. 32.Local Government Finance Act 1992

        9. 33.(1) Paragraph 6 of Schedule 4 (deductions from income support...

        10. 34.In paragraph 12(1) of that Schedule (relationship between remedies available)—...

        11. 35.(1) Paragraph 6 of Schedule 8 (enforcement in Scotland) is...

        12. 36.Jobseekers Act 1995

        13. 37.In section 3 (the income-based conditions) in subsection (1)—

        14. 38.In section 3A (conditions for claims by joint-claim couples) in...

        15. 39.Pensions Act 1995

        16. 40.Social Security Act 1998

        17. 41.In section 34 (determination by local authorities of claims for...

        18. 42.Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

        19. 43.Local Government Act 2000

        20. 44.Social Security Fraud Act 2001

        21. 45.(1) Section 7 (loss of benefit for commission of benefit...

        22. 46.(1) Section 9 (effect of offence on benefits for members...

        23. 47.In section 10 (power to supplement and mitigate loss of...

        24. 48.In section 11(3) (loss of benefit regulations: draft regulations requiring...

        25. 49.In section 13 (interpretation) insert the following definition at the...

    3. Schedule 3

      Enactments repealed

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