Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2007

21.

Pre-retirement allowance — amendments.

21.— Section 149 of the Principal Act is amended—

( a) in subsection (1), by substituting the following for paragraph ( c)(iii)(II):

“(II) carer’s allowance, but—

(A) has ceased to be entitled to carer’s allowance by virtue of no longer being regarded as a carer within the meaning of section 179(1), or

(B) was in receipt of pre-retirement allowance immediately before receiving carer’s allowance.”,

( b) in subsection (7) (inserted by section 15 of the Act of 2006), by substituting “subsections (8) and (9)” for “subsection (8)”, and

( c) by inserting the following after subsection (8) (inserted by section 15 of the Act of 2006):

“(9) Subsection (7) shall not apply to a person who—

( a) was in receipt of carer’s allowance immediately before the date prescribed for the purposes of subsection (7), and

( b) was in receipt of pre-retirement allowance immediately before receiving carer’s allowance.”.