Widows And Orphans Pension (Increase) Ordinance


Published: 1997-06-30

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Chapter: 205 WIDOWS AND ORPHANS PENSION (INCREASE)
ORDINANCE

Gazette Number Version Date


Long title 30/06/1997


To authorize the grant of increases in widows and orphans pensions.


[25 June 1976]

(Originally 38 of 1976)

Section: 1 Short title 30/06/1997


This Ordinance may be cited as the Widows and Orphans Pension (Increase) Ordinance.

Section: 2 Interpretation 30/06/1997


In this Ordinance, unless the context otherwise requires-
"contribution" (供款) means a contribution by an officer to the widows and orphans pension scheme under the

Widows and Orphans Pension Ordinance (Cap 94);
"increase in pension" (撫恤金增加額) means an increase in the pension under this Ordinance;
"pension" (撫恤金) means a pension payable under the Widows and Orphans Pension Ordinance (Cap 94) to a widow

or orphan of an officer.

Section: 3 Increase in pension 63 of 1999 01/07/1997


Remarks:
Adaptation amendments retroactively made - see 63 of 1999 s. 3


(1) A pension may, in any period ending not later than the date from which the first increase under subsection
(2) becomes effective, be increased in accordance with one or more paragraphs of the Schedule as are applicable in
any particular case. (Amended 3 of 1993 s. 54)

(2) If, in any year after 1992 ("the succeeding year"), the average monthly Consumer Price Index (A) of the
period of 12 months beginning on 1 April of the previous year and ending on 31 March of the succeeding year,
exceeds the average monthly Consumer Price Index (A) of the 12 months immediately preceding that first-mentioned
period by an amount which when expressed as a percentage exceeds 0.1%, the pensions described in subsection (4)
shall be increased by a percentage equal to the excess expressed as a percentage with effect from the date specified
under subsection (3)(a) in respect of such increase. (Added 3 of 1993 s. 54)

(3) Where, pursuant to subsection (2), any pension becomes subject to an increase, the Chief Executive shall, as
soon as practicable, by notice published in the Gazette* specify- (Amended 63 of 1999 s. 3)

(a) the date, which shall not be later than the date of the notice, from which such increase shall be
effective; and

(b) the percentage of the increase as determined in accordance with subsection (2). (Added 3 of 1993 s.
54)

(4) The pensions referred to in subsection (2) are-
(a) in the case of the first increase under that subsection-

(i) any pension calculated on the total contributions up to 31 March 1992 together with the total
increases in pension; and

(ii) any pension calculated on the contributions from 1 April 1992,
up to the date immediately preceding the specified date of such first increase; and

(b) in the case of any subsequent increase under subsection (2)-
(i) any pension calculated on the contributions up to the date immediately preceding the specified

date of the last increase under that subsection together with the total increases in pension; and
(ii) any pension calculated on the contributions from the specified date of the last increase under that



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subsection,
up to the date immediately preceding the specified date of such subsequent increase. (Added 3 of 1993
s. 54)

(5) In subsection (4) "specified date" (指定日期), in relation to an increase under subsection (2), means the
date specified under subsection (3)(a) as the date from which that increase shall be effective. (Added 3 of 1993 s. 54)
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Note:
* Please see L.N. 148 of 1993, L.N. 280 of 1994, L.N. 171 of 1995, L.N. 183 of 1996, L.N. 224 of 1997, L.N. 222

of 1998, L.N. 134 of 1999, L.N. 88 of 2005, L.N. 133 of 2006, L.N. 117 of 2007, L.N. 161 of 2008, L.N. 127 of
2009, L.N. 74 of 2010, L.N. 106 of 2011, L.N. 106 of 2012, L.N. 108 of 2013, L.N. 88 of 2014 and L.N. 114 of
2015


Section: 4 Increases in pension to be paid from general revenue 30/06/1997


The cost of any increase in pension shall be charged on and paid out of the general revenue of Hong Kong.

Section: 5 (Repealed 3 of 1993 s. 55) 30/06/1997




Schedule: SCHEDULE 30/06/1997


[section 3]

1. The pension calculated on the contributions up to and including 30 June 1959 may be increased in accordance

with any increase granted by the Government up to and including 30 June 1959.

2. The pension calculated on the total contributions up to 30 June 1959 inclusive plus the total increase in pension

up to that date may be increased by 13 1/2% with effect from 1 April 1965.

3. The pension calculated on the contributions from 1 July 1959 to 30 June 1963 inclusive may be increased by 13

1/2% with effect from 1 April 1965.

4. The pension calculated on the contributions from 1 July 1963 to 31 March 1965 inclusive may be increased by

1% with effect from 1 April 1965.

5. The pension calculated on the total contributions up to 31 March 1965 inclusive plus the total increase in

pension up to that date may be increased by 8% with effect from 1 April 1968.

6. The pension calculated on the contributions from 1 April 1965 to 31 March 1968 inclusive may be increased by

8% with effect from 1 April 1968.

7. The pension calculated on the total contributions up to 31 March 1968 inclusive plus the total increase in

pension up to that date may be increased by 5% with effect from 1 April 1969.

8. The pension calculated on the contributions from 1 April 1968 to 31 March 1969 inclusive may be increased by

5% with effect from 1 April 1969.

9. The pension calculated on the total contributions up to 31 March 1969 inclusive plus the total increase in

pension up to that date may be increased by 4% with effect from 1 April 1970.

10. The pension calculated on the contributions from 1 April 1969 to 31 March 1970 inclusive may be increased by

4% with effect from 1 April 1970.

11. The pension calculated on the total contributions up to 31 March 1970 inclusive plus the total increase in

pension up to that date may be increased by 7% with effect from 1 April 1971.



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12. The pension calculated on the contributions from 1 April 1970 to 31 March 1971 inclusive may be increased by

7% with effect from 1 April 1971.

13. The pension calculated on the total contributions up to 31 March 1971 inclusive plus the total increase in

pension up to that date may be increased by 3% with effect from 1 April 1972.

14. The pension calculated on the contributions from 1 April 1971 to 31 March 1972 inclusive may be increased by

3% with effect from 1 April 1972.

15. The pension calculated on the total contributions up to 31 March 1972 inclusive plus the total increase in

pension up to that date may be increased by 8% with effect from 1 April 1973.

16. The pension calculated on the contributions from 1 April 1972 to 31 March 1973 inclusive may be increased by

8% with effect from 1 April 1973.

17. The pension calculated on the total contributions up to 31 March 1973 inclusive plus the total increase in

pension up to that date may be increased by 8% with effect from 1 December 1973.

18. The pension calculated on the total contributions up to 31 March 1973 inclusive plus the total increase in

pension up to 30 September 1974 inclusive may be increased by 10% with effect from 1 October 1974.

19. The pension calculated on the contributions from 1 April 1973 to 31 March 1974 inclusive may be increased by

10% with effect from 1 October 1974.

20. The pension calculated on the total contributions up to 31 March 1974 inclusive plus the total increase in

pension up to 30 September 1976 inclusive may be increased by 11% with effect from 1 October 1976. (Added
L.N. 193 of 1976)


21. The pension calculated on the contributions from 1 April 1974 to 30 June 1976 inclusive may be increased by

11% with effect from 1 October 1976. (Added L.N. 193 of 1976)

22. The pension calculated on the total contributions up to 30 June 1976 inclusive plus the total increase in pension

up to 30 September 1977 may be increased by 6% with effect from 1 October 1977. (Added L.N. 185 of 1977)

23. The pension calculated on the contributions from 1 July 1976 to 30 June 1977 inclusive may be increased by 6%

with effect from 1 October 1977. (Added L.N. 185 of 1977)

24. The pension calculated on the total contributions up to 30 June 1977 inclusive plus the total increase in pension

up to 30 September 1978 may be increased by 5% with effect from 1 October 1978. (Added L.N. 176 of 1978)

25. The pension calculated on contributions from 1 July 1977 to 30 June 1978 inclusive may be increased by 5%

with effect from 1 October 1978. (Added L.N. 176 of 1978)

26. The pension calculated on the total contributions up to 30 June 1978 inclusive plus the total increases in pension

up to 30 September 1979 may be increased by 8% with effect from 1 October 1979. (Added L.N. 191 of 1979)

27. The pension calculated on contributions from 1 July 1978 to 30 June 1979 inclusive may be increased by 8%

with effect from 1 July 1979. (Added L.N. 191 of 1979)

28. The pension calculated on the total contributions up to 30 June 1979 inclusive plus the total increases in pension

up to 30 September 1980 may be increased by 15% with effect from 1 October 1980. (Added L.N. 216 of 1980)

29. The pension calculated on contributions from 1 July 1979 to 30 June 1980 inclusive may be increased by 15%

with effect from 1 October 1980. (Added L.N. 216 of 1980)



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30. The pension calculated on the total contributions up to 30 June 1980 inclusive plus the total increases in pension

up to 30 September 1981 may be increased by 14% with effect from 1 October 1981. (Added L.N. 294 of 1981)

31. The pension calculated on contributions from 1 July 1980 to 30 June 1981 inclusive may be increased by 14%

with effect from 1 October 1981. (Added L.N. 294 of 1981)

32. The pension calculated on the total contributions up to 30 June 1981 inclusive plus the total increases in pension

up to 31 March 1982 may be increased by 12% with effect from 1 April 1982. (Added L.N. 160 of 1982)

33. The pension calculated on contributions from 1 July 1981 to 31 March 1982 inclusive may be increased by 12%

with effect from 1 April 1982. (Added L.N. 160 of 1982)

34. The pension calculated on the total contributions up to 31 March 1982 inclusive plus the total increases in

pension up to 31 March 1983 may be increased by 9% with effect from 1 April 1983. (Added L.N. 162 of
1983)


35. The pension calculated on contributions from 1 April 1982 to 31 March 1983 inclusive may be increased by 9%

with effect from 1 April 1983. (Added L.N. 162 of 1983)

36. The pension calculated on the total contributions up to 31 March 1983 inclusive plus the total increases in

pension up to 31 March 1984 may be increased by 11% with effect from 1 April 1984. (Added L.N. 117 of
1984)


37. The pension calculated on contributions from 1 April 1983 to 31 March 1984 inclusive may be increased by

11% with effect from 1 April 1984. (Added L.N. 117 of 1984)

38. The pension calculated on the total contributions up to 31 March 1984 inclusive plus the total increases in

pension up to 31 March 1985 may be increased by 6% with effect from 1 April 1985. (Added L.N. 130 of
1985)


39. The pension calculated on contributions from 1 April 1984 to 31 March 1985 inclusive may be increased by 6%

with effect from 1 April 1985. (Added L.N. 130 of 1985)

40. The pension calculated on the total contributions up to 31 March 1985 inclusive plus the total increases in

pension up to 31 March 1986 may be increased by 3% with effect from 1 April 1986. (Added L.N. 120 of
1986)


41. The pension calculated on contributions from 1 April 1985 to 31 March 1986 inclusive may be increased by 3%

with effect from 1 April 1986. (Added L.N. 120 of 1986)

42. The pension calculated on the total contributions up to 31 March 1986 inclusive plus the total increases in

pension up to 31 March 1987 may be increased by 3% with effect from 1 April 1987. (Added L.N. 136 of
1987)


43. The pension calculated on contributions from 1 April 1986 to 31 March 1987 inclusive may be increased by

3% with effect from 1 April 1987. (Added L.N. 136 of 1987)

44. The pension calculated on the total contributions up to 31 March 1987 inclusive plus the total increases in

pension up to 31 March 1988 may be increased by 6% with effect from 1 April 1988. (Added L.N. 144 of
1988)


45. The pension calculated on contributions from 1 April 1987 to 31 March 1988 inclusive may be increased by

6% with effect from 1 April 1988. (Added L.N. 144 of 1988)




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46. The pension calculated on the total contributions up to 31 March 1988 inclusive plus the total increases in
pension up to 31 March 1989 may be increased by 9% with effect from 1 April 1989. (Added L.N. 143 of
1989)


47. The pension calculated on contributions from 1 April 1988 to 31 March 1989 inclusive may be increased by 9%

with effect from 1 April 1989. (Added L.N. 143 of 1989)

48. The pension calculated on the total contributions up to 31 March 1989 inclusive plus the total increases in

pension up to 31 March 1990 may be increased by 10 per cent with effect from 1 April 1990. (Added L.N. 149
of 1990)


49. The pension calculated on contributions from 1 April 1989 to 31 March 1990 inclusive may be increased by 10

per cent with effect from 1 April 1990. (Added L.N. 149 of 1990)

50. The pension calculated on the total contributions up to 31 March 1990 inclusive plus the total increases in

pension up to 31 March 1991 may be increased by 10.43% with effect from 1 April 1991. (Added L.N. 192 of
1991)


51. The pension calculated on contributions from 1 April 1990 to 31 March 1991 inclusive may be increased by

10.43% with effect from 1 April 1991. (Added L.N. 192 of 1991)

52. The pension calculated on the total contributions up to 31 March 1991 inclusive plus the total increases in

pension up to 31 March 1992 may be increased by 11.54% with effect from 1 April 1992. (Added L.N. 150 of
1992)


53. The pension calculated on contributions from 1 April 1991 to 31 March 1992 inclusive may be increased by

11.54% with effect from 1 April 1992. (Added L.N. 150 of 1992)

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