Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005

Disregard of self-employment contributions in certain cases.

[1994 s11; 1996 s27(2) & Sch G]

128.—(1) In the case of any claim for pension made on or after 6 April 1995, where the insurance record of a person who, having been a self-employed contributor, is being used to establish entitlement to pension, the contribution conditions contained in section 125 shall not be regarded as having been satisfied unless, in accordance with section 21

(a) the person has paid self-employment contributions in respect of at least 1 contribution year before the relevant time, and

(b) all self-employment contributions payable by the person have been paid.

[1994 s11; 1995 s19(1)]

(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), where the Minister is satisfied that in all the circumstances of the case it would be appropriate to do so, he or she may direct that subsection (1) shall not be applied in that case.