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The Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1990

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19.—(1) In Schedule 8 to that Order, paragraph 2 (which makes provision with respect to councillors and incapacity for work) shall be amended in accordance with sub-paragraphs (2) to (4).

(2) In sub-paragraph (2) (certain benefits to be reduced by the excess of the councillor’s allowance over the earnings limit specified in regulation 3(3) of the Social Security (Unemployment, Sickness and Invalidity Benefit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1984(1), which was £35 at the making of this Order), for “the amount of councillor’s allowance” substitute “the net amount of councillor’s allowance”.

(3) In sub-paragraph (6), after the definition of “incapacity benefit” insert the following definition—

“net amount”, in relation to any councillor’s allowance to which a person is entitled, means the aggregate amount of the councillor’s allowance or allowances to which he is entitled for the week in question, reduced by the amount of any expenses incurred by him in that week in connection with his membership of the council or councils in question;.

(4) In section 36(7) of the principal Act (regulations relating to severe disablement allowance), in paragraph (cc) (which was inserted by paragraph 2(5) of Schedule 8 to the 1989 Order and authorises the reduction of benefit by the excess of the amount of councillor’s allowance over a prescribed sum), for “the amount of councillor’s allowance” substitute “the net amount of councillor’s allowance”.

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