1 Citation and interpretation

(1)    This Order may be cited as the State Pension Credit Act 2002 (Commencement No 1) Order 2002.

(2)    In this Order, references to sections and Schedules are references to sections of, and Schedules to, the State Pension Credit Act 2002.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Date Made

Date made: 1 July 2002: (no specific commencement provision).

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2 Appointed day

2Appointed day

The day appointed for the coming into force of—

(a)    section 1 (entitlement);

(b)    section 2 (guarantee credit);

(c)    section 3 (savings credit);

(d)    section 4 (exclusions);

(e)    section 5 (income and capital of claimant, spouse etc)

(f)    section 6 (duty to specify assessed income period);

(g)    section 7 (fixing of claimant's retirement provision for assessed income period);

(h)    section 9 (duration of assessed income period);

(i)    section 11 (administration);

(j)    section 12 (polygamous marriages);

(k)    section 13 (transitional provisions);

(l)    section 14 (minor and consequential amendments) except so far as it relates to paragraph 3 of Schedule 2;

(m)    section 15 (income and capital);

(n)    section 16 (retirement pension income); and

(o)    section 17 (other interpretation provisions),

is 2nd July 2002 for the purposes only of exercising any power to make regulations or orders.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Date Made

Date made: 1 July 2002: (no specific commencement provision).

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Signature

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Ian McCartney

Minister of State,

Department for Work and Pensions

1st July 2002

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EXPLANATORY NOTE

EXPLANATORY NOTE (This note is not part of the Order)

This Order appoints 2nd July 2002 as the day for the coming into force of certain provisions of the State Pension Credit Act 2002 for the purposes of making regulations. The provisions are sections 1 to 6, 7, 9, 11 to 13, 14 (except for consequential amendments in paragraph 3 of Schedule 2 affecting housing benefit and council tax benefit), and 15 to 17.

This Order does not impose any costs on business.

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