This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force on 1 July 2002, amend the Social Security (Alternative Arrangement for Overseas Pensions) Regulations 1996 (the principal regulations). They extend the list of countries from which overseas pensioners can receive pensions under alternative arrangements set out in the principal regulations. At present, alternative arrangements can be made only in respect of pensions received from the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland.
Under these regulations, alternative arrangements will also be able to be entered into with respect to pensions received from Australia, the Netherlands, and the Republic of Ireland.