Social Security and Supplementary Benefit (Miscellaneous Provisions) Amendment Regulations 1983

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 1983/463

1983 No. 463

SOCIAL SECURITY

The Social Security and Supplementary Benefit (Miscellaneous Provisions) Amendment Regulations 1983

24thMarch 1983

29thMarch 1983

Regulations 1–36thApril 1983Regulation 430thMay 1983

The Secretary of State for Social Services in exercise of powers conferred upon him by sections 13(4) and 17(1)(a)(i) and (2) of the Social Security Act 1975(a) and by section 5 of the Supplementary Benefits Act 1976(b) and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, the Social Security Advisory Committee having agreed that the proposals to make these regulations should not be referred to it (c), hereby makes the following regulations:—

Citation and commencement

1. These regulations may be cited as the Social Security and Supplementary Benefit (Miscellaneous Provisions) Amendment Regulations 1983 and shall come into operation in the case of regulations 1-3 on 6th April 1983 and in the case of regulation 4 on 30th May 1983.

Amendment of the Social Security (Credits) Regulations

2.—(1) The Social Security (Credits) Regulations 1975(d) shall be amended in accordance with the following provisions of this regulation.

(2) The following regulation shall be inserted after regulation 9—

"Credits for persons approaching pensionable age

9A.—(1) This regulation shall apply to the tax year in which a person attains the age of 60 and to each of the 4 succeeding tax years.

(a) 1975 c. 14.

(b) 1976 c. 71; section 5 was substituted by section 38(1) of the Social Security and Housing Benefits Act 1982 (c. 24).

(c) See Social Security Act 1980 (c. 30), section 10(2)(b).

(d) S.I. 1975/556; the relevant amending instrument is S.I. 1981/1501.

(2) Subject to paragraph (3), for the purposes of entitlement to any benefit by virtue of a person's contributions, he shall be credited with such number of Class 1 contributions as may be required to bring his relevant earnings factor in respect of a tax year to which this regulation applies to the level required to make that year a reckonable year; so however that no such contribution shall be credited under this regulation in respect of a tax year commencing before 6th April 1983.

(3) Where in any tax year to which this regulation applies a person is liable to pay a Class 2 contribution in respect of any week, he shall be credited with a Class 1 contribution for each week for which no contribution of any class is payable by or in respect of him so however that no such contribution shall be credited...

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