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Amendments to the Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Bill

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Amendments to be debated in the House of Lords

Here you can browse the Amendments to the Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Bill to be moved on Report in the House of Lords.

  
Clause 30
 
  
BY THE LORD GOODHART
THE EARL RUSSELL
 
     Page 26, line 41, leave out ("six") and insert ("twelve") 
     Page 27, line 9, at end insert--
    ("(e)  the pensioner--
          (i)  did not have an earnings factor for the year equal to or greater than the qualifying earnings factor for the year; but
          (ii)  would have had such an earnings factor if he had had earnings equal to the lower earnings limit in each week in which paragraph (b), (c) or (d) would have applied to him if the words "throughout the year" had been omitted")
 
     Page 27, line 9, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  For the purposes of subsection (2)(b) above, invalid care allowance shall be deemed to continue to be payable for a period commencing on the date on which the person in receipt of care went into hospital or respite care and ending when the hospital or respite care ceased or (if earlier) at the expiration of three months.")
 
  
Schedule 4
 
  
BY THE LORD GOODHART
THE EARL RUSSELL
 
     Page 112, line 14, at end insert--
 
    ("  .--(1)  This paragraph applies if a pensioner attains pensionable age after the end of the first appointed year and the pensioner's earnings factor (as revalued under section 148 of the Administration Act) in respect of any relevant year before the first appointed year is an amount equal to or greater than the qualifying earnings factor but less than the lower earnings threshold at the date when he attained pensionable age.
 
    (2)  The additional pension payable to a pensioner in respect of any relevant year before the first appointed year in which his earnings factor (as revalued) was equal to or greater than the qualifying earnings factor but less than the lower earnings threshold at the date when he attained pensionable age shall (subject to sub-paragraph (3) below) be calculated as if his earnings factor (as revalued) for that year had been equal to the lower earnings threshold at that date.
 
    (3)  The number of years to which sub-paragraph (2) above applies shall not exceed the number of complete years between the beginning of the first appointed year and the date on which the pensioner attained pensionable age.
 
    (4)  If the number of years to which sub-paragraph (2) above applies is less than the number of years to which it would have applied but for sub-paragraph (3) above, it shall be treated as applying to those years in which its application is most favourable to the pensioner.")
 
  
After Clause 32
 
  
BY THE LORD GOODHART
THE EARL RUSSELL
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
 ("AGE ADDITIOn 
     .  For section 79 of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 there shall be substituted--Age addition.
 Age addition.     79.--(1)  A person who is above the age of 75 and who is entitled to a retirement pension of any category shall be entitled to an increase of the pension to be known as the "age addition". 
     (2)  A person who is in receipt of a pension or allowance payable by the Secretary of State by virtue of any enactment or instrument (whether passed or made before or after this Act is passed), and who--
    (a)  is above the age of 75, and
    (b)  fulfils such other conditions as may be prescribed,
shall be entitled to an increase of the pension or allowance, also to be known as the "age addition".
 
    (3)  A person who is above the age of 80 and is in receipt of "age addition" shall be entitled to an increase in the age addition, to be known as the "further age addition".
 
    (4)  Age addition and further age addition shall be payable for the life of the person entitled, at weekly rates to be determined by the Secretary of State in regulations."")
 
 
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