(a) the amount of combined benefit that would, but for this section, be payable to a former employee under section 131; or
(b) the amount of compensation that would, but for this section, be payable to a former employee under section 132;
is less than the minimum earnings, that amount of combined benefit or compensation, as the case may be, shall be increased by an amount equal to the difference between that amount and the minimum earnings.
(2) In this section:
"minimum earnings " , in relation to a former employee, has the same meaning as that expression has in relation to employees under section 19.