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The Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order (Northern Ireland) 1991

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Part IIIFamily Credit, Income Support and Housing Benefit

Family credit

12.  In the Family Credit Regulations

(a)in regulation 46(4) (determination of appropriate maximum family credit) the capital sum prescribed is £3,000;

(b)in regulation 46(4), (5) and (6) the amount specified for the credit in respect of a child or young person is nil;

(c)in regulation 47(1) (applicable amount of family credit) for the sum of £57.60 there shall be substituted the sum of £62.25; and

(d)in paragraph 19(b) of Schedule 2 (sums to be disregarded in the calculation of income other than earnings) for the sum of £7.35 there shall be substituted the sum of 8.05.

Sums prescribed for the purpose of family credit

13.  The sums prescribed in Schedule 4 to the Family Credit Regulations (determination of maximum family credit) shall be increased so as to have effect as set out in Schedule 2.

Applicable amounts for income support

14.  —

(1) As from 8th April 1991 the sums relevant to the calculation of an applicable amount as specified in the Income Support Regulations shall be the sums set out in the following provisions of this Article and the Schedules thereto; and for this purpose references in this Article to a numbered regulation or Schedule are references to the regulation of, or Schedule to, the Income Support Regulations bearing that number.

(2) In regulations 17(1)(b), 18(1)(c), 21(1) and 71(1)(a)(ii), (b)(ii) and (iii), (c)(ii) and (d)(i), and in paragraph 14(a) of Part III of Schedule 2 and paragraph 1(2) of Part I of Schedule 4, the sum specified is in each case £3,000.

(3) The sums specified in Part I of Schedule 2 (applicable amounts: personal allowances) shall be increased; and accordingly that Part of Schedule 2 shall have effect as set out in Schedule 3 to this order.

(4) In paragraph 3 of Part II of Schedule 2 (family premium) for the sum of £7.35 there shall be substituted the sum of £7.95.

(5) The sums specified in Part IV of Schedule 2 (weekly amounts of premiums) shall be increased; and accordingly that Part of Schedule 2 shall have effect as set out in Schedule 4 to this order.

(6) In paragraph 11(1) of Schedule 3 (housing costs: non-dependant deductions) for the sums of £10.85 and £4.55 there shall be substituted the sums of £13.50 and £5.70 respectively.

(7) In paragraph 11(2) of Schedule 3 for the sum of £56.05 there shall be substituted the sum of £62.15.

(8) Those sums relevant to the calculation of an applicable amount which are specified in Schedule 4 (applicable amounts of persons in homes for persons in need and nursing homes) shall be increased; and accordingly those paragraphs in Schedule 4 where such a sum is specified shall have effect as set out in Part I of Schedule 5 to this order.

(9) Except as provided in paragraphs (2) and (8) of this Article, the sums specified in Schedule 4 are those set out in Part II of Schedule 5 to this order.

(10) Those sums relevant to the calculation of an applicable amount which are specified in Schedule 7 (applicable amounts in special cases) shall be increased; and accordingly those paragraphs in Schedule 7 where such a sum is specified shall have effect as set out in Part I of Schedule 6 to this order.

(11) Except as provided in paragraph (10), the sums specified in Schedule 7 are those set out in Part II of Schedule 6 to this order.

(12) The sums specified in any provision of the Income Support Regulations set out in column (1) of Schedule 7 to this order are the sums set out in column (2) of that Schedule.

(13) In paragraph 19 of Schedule 9 (sums to be disregarded in the calculation of income other than earnings) in sub-paragraph (b) for the sum of £7.35 there shall be substituted the sum of £8.05.

Income support transitional protection

15.  Sums which are special transitional additions to income support payable in accordance with regulation 15 of the Income Support (Transitional) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1987(1) shall be increased by 8.1 per cent. of their amount apart from this order.

The relevant sum for income support

16.  In Article 24(5)(b) of the Order(2) (trade disputes: the relevant sum) the substituted sum is £21.00.

Housing benefit

17.  In the Housing Benefit Regulations, as from a date determined in accordance with Article 1—

(a)in regulations 16(b) and 17(c) (applicable amounts), in so far as they relate to rent the sum specified in each regulation is £3,000;

(b)in regulation 63(1) (non-dependant deductions) for the sums of £10.85 and £4.55 there shall be substituted the sums of £13.50 and £5.70 respectively;

(c)in regulation 63(2) for the sum of £56.05 there shall be substituted the sum of £62.15;

(d)in paragraph 1A of Part I of Schedule 1 (ineligible service charges) for the sums of £13.15, £13.15, £6.60, £8.75, £8.75, £4.35 and £1.60 there shall be substituted the sums of £14.20, £14.20, £7.15, £9.45, £9.45, £4.70 and £1.75 respectively; and

(e)in paragraph 5(2) of Part II of Schedule 1 for the sums of £7.35, £0.90, £0.60 and £0.90 there shall be substituted the sums of £8.05, £1.00, £0.65 and £1.00 respectively.

(1)

S.R. 1987 No. 460; the relevant amending regulations are S.R. 1988 Nos. 132 and 153 and S.R. 1989 No. 371

(2)

Stated in accordance with Article 24(7) of the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1986

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