Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005

Disregard of self-employment contributions in certain cases.

[1993 s85(1); 1995 s19(2)]

110.—(1) In the case of a person who, having been a self-employed contributor, makes a claim for old age (contributory) pension on or after 6 April 1995, the contribution conditions contained in section 109 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 one contribution year before attaining pensionable age, and

(b) all self-employment contributions payable by him or her have been paid.

[1993 s85(2); 1995 s19(2)]

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