Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2007

15.

Entitlement for invalidity pension recipients — amendment.

15.— Section 113A (inserted by the Act of 2006) of the Principal Act is amended—

( a) in subsection (3) by substituting “Subject to subsections (4) and (6),” for “Subject to subsection (4),”, and

( b) by inserting the following after subsection (5):

“(6) Where a person, who is in receipt of invalidity pension under Chapter 17 of this Part at a reduced rate by virtue of a reciprocal arrangement under section 287, attains pensionable age and is not entitled to a pension under section 108 by virtue of his or her contributions under this Act, the weekly rate of pension payable shall be the greater of—

( a) the amount of invalidity pension which would be payable but for this section, calculated in accordance with the relevant reciprocal arrangement, or

( b) the rate of State pension (contributory) payable in accordance with a relevant reciprocal arrangement.”.