State Pension Credit Act 2002

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation2002 c. 16
Year2002
(1) A social security benefit to be known as state pension credit shall be payable in accordance with the following provisions of this Act.he is in Great Britain;he has attained the qualifying age; andthe condition in section 2(1) (guarantee credit) ; orthe conditions in section 3(1) and (2) (savings credit) .to a guarantee credit, calculated in accordance with section 2, if he satisfies the condition in subsection (1) of that section, orto a savings credit, calculated in accordance with section 3, if he satisfies the conditions in subsections (1) and (2) of that section,(4) Subsections (2) and (3) are subject to the following provisions of this Act.as to circumstances in which a person is to be treated as being or not being in Great Britain; orcontinuing a person’s entitlement to state pension credit during periods of temporary absence from Great Britain.in the case of a woman, pensionable age; orin the case of a man, the age which is pensionable age in the case of a woman born on the same day as the man.has no income; orhas income which does not exceed the appropriate minimum guarantee.if he has no income, the guarantee credit shall be the appropriate minimum guarantee; andif he has income, the guarantee credit shall be the difference between the appropriate minimum guarantee and his income.the standard minimum guarantee; andsuch prescribed additional amounts as may be applicable.(4) The standard minimum guarantee shall be a prescribed amount.a uniform single amount in the case of every claimant who is a member of a F9couple ; anda lower uniform single amount in the case of every claimant who is not a member of F11a couple .(6) Regulations may provide that, in prescribed cases, subsection (3) shall have effect with the substitution for the reference in paragraph (a) to the standard minimum guarantee of a reference to a prescribed amount.(7) Where the claimant is severely disabled, there shall be included among the additional amounts prescribed under subsection (3) (b) an amount in respect of that circumstance.the claimant is entitled to an allowance under section 70 of the Contributions and Benefits Act, orif the claimant is a member of a F10couple , the other member of the couple is entitled to such an allowance,(9) Except for the amount of the standard minimum guarantee, the powers conferred by this section to prescribe amounts include power to prescribe nil as an amount.

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