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

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Article 3(2)

SCHEDULE 1Schedule 4 to the principal Act as amended by this order

SCHEDULE 4Rates of Benefits, Grants and Increases for Dependants

Part IContributory Periodical Benefits (ss. 14-31)

Description of benefitWeekly rate

1.  Unemployment or sickness benefit (section 14).

(a)unemployment benefit £41.40

(b)sickness benefit £39.60

3.  Invalidity allowance (section 16).

(a)higher rate £11.10

(b)middle rate £6.90

(c)lower rate £3.45

(the appropriate rate being determined in accordance with section 16(2)(1)).

4.  Maternity allowance (section 22).

£40.60

9.  Category B retirement pension where section 29(7)(a)(i) applies.

£31.25

10.  Child’s special allowance (section 31).

£10.70

Part 1A(2)Widow’s Payment

Widow’s payment (section 24). £1,000.00

Part IIINON-CONTRIBUTORY PERIODICAL BENEFITS (ss. 34.40)

Description of benefitWeekly rate

1.  Attendance allowance (section 35).

(a)higher rate £41.65

(b)lower rate £27.80

(the appropriate rate being determined in accordance with section 35(3)(3).

2.  Severe disablement allowance (section 36).

£31.25

2A.  (4) Age related addition (section 36A).

(a)higher rate £11.10

(b)middle rate £6.90

(c)lower rate £3.45

(the appropriate rate being determined in accordance with section 36A(1)(5).

3.  Invalid care allowance (section 37).

£31.25

3A.  (6) Mobility allowance (section 37A)

£29.10

4.  Guardian’s allowance (section 38).

£10.70

5.  Category C retirement pension (section 39).

(a)lower rate £18.70

(b)higher rate £31.25

(the appropriate rate being determined in accordance with section 39(2)(7)).

5A.  (8) Category D retirement pension (section 39).

The higher rate for Category C retirement pensions under paragraph 5 above.

6.  Age addition (to a pension of any category, and otherwise under section 40).

£0.25

PART IVINCREASES FOR DEPENDANTS (ss. 41-49)

Benefit to which increase appliesIncrease for qualifying childIncrease for adult dependant
(1)(2)(3)
££

1.  Unemployment or sickness benefit—

(a)unemployment benefit, where the beneficiary is under pensionable age

25.55

(b)unemployment benefit, where the beneficiary is over pensionable age

10.7031.25

(c)sickness benefit, where the beneficiary is under pensionable age ... ... ... ...

24.50

(d)sickness benefit, where the beneficiary is over pensionable age ... ... ... ...

10.7029.95

2.  Invalidity pension ... ... ... ...

10.7031.25

3.  Maternity allowance ... ... ... ...

24.50

5.  Widowed mother’s allowance ... ... ... ...

10.70

6.  Category A or B retirement pension ... ... ... ...

10.7031.25

7.  Category C retirement pension ... ... ... ...

10.7018.70

8.  Child’s special allowance ... ... ... ...

10.70

9.  Severe disablement allowance ... ... ... ...

10.7018.70

10.  Invalid care allowance ... ... ... ...

10.7018.70

Part VRate or Amount of Industrial Injuries Benefit

Description of benefit, etc.Rate or amount

2.  Maximum disablement gratuity under section 57(5).

£5,640.00

3.  Disablement pension under section 57(6) (weekly rates).

For the several degrees of disablement set out in column (1) of the following Table, the respective amounts in that Table, using—

(a)

column (2) for any period during which the beneficiary is over the age of 18 or is entitled to an increase of benefit in respect of a child or adult dependant;

(b)

column (3) for any period during which the beneficiary is not over the age of 18 and not so entitled:

TABLE
Degree of DisablementAmount
(1)(2)(3)
Per cent.££
10084.9052.00
9076.4146.80
8067.9241.60
7059.4336.40
6050.9431.20
5042.4526.00
4033.9620.80
3025.4715.60
2016.9810.40
Description of benefit, etc.Rate or amount

4.  Unemployability supplement under section 58 (increase of weekly rate of disablement pension).

£52.00

5.  Increase under section 59 of weekly rate of unemployability supplement (early onset of incapacity for work).

(a)if on the qualifying date the beneficiary was under the age of 35, or if that date fell before 5th July 1948 £11.10

(aa)if head (a) above does not apply and on the qualifying date the beneficiary was under the age of 40 and he had not attained pensionable age before 6th April 1979 £11.10

(b)if heads (a) and (aa) above do not apply and on the qualifying date the beneficiary was under the age of 45 £6.90

(bb)if heads (a), (aa) and (b) above do not apply and on the qualifying date the beneficiary was under the age of 50 and had not attained pensionable age before 6th April 1979 ... ... ... ... £6.90

(c)in any other case £3.45

7.  Maximum increase under section 61 of weekly rate of disablement pension where constant attendance needed.

(a)except in cases of exceptionally severe disablement £34.00

(b)in any case £68.00

8.  Increase under section 63 of weekly rate of disablement pension (exceptionally severe disablement).

£34.00

10.  Increase under section 64 of weekly rate of disablement pension (dependent children).

£10.70

12.  Increase under section 66(2) of weekly rate of disablement pension (adult dependant).

£31.25

13.  Widow’s pension under section 68(9) (weekly rates)—

(a)initial rate ... ... ... ...

£57.65

(b)higher permanent rate

£52.00

(c)lower permanent rate

30 per cent. of the higher of the sums specified in Article 8(1)(a) of the Pensions Order.

14.  Widower’s pension under section 69 (weekly rate).

£52.00

15.  Weekly rate of allowance under section 70 in respect of children.

In respect of each qualifying child £10.70

16.  Maximum under section 91(1) of aggregate of weekly benefit payable for successive accidents.

(a)for any period during which the beneficiary is over the age of 18 or is entitled to an increase of benefit in respect of a child or adult dependant £84.90

(b)for any period during which the beneficiary is not over the age of 18 and not so entitled £50.00

(1)

Section 16(2) was amended by paragraph 10(a) of Schedule 1 to the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1979

(2)

Part IA of Schedule 4 was inserted by Article 37(2) of the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1986

(3)

Section 35(3) was amended by Article 3(4) of the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1979

(4)

Paragraph 2A was inserted by article 4(2) of the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1990

(5)

Section 36A was inserted by Article 4(1) of the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1990

(6)

Paragraph 3A was inserted by Article 24(2) of the Social Security Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 1975

(7)

Section 39(2) was amended by Article 14(1)(a) of, and Schedule 6 to, the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1985

(8)

Paragraph 5A was inserted by Article 14(2) of the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1985

(9)

Section 68 was repealed by Schedule 10 to the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1986 (S.I. 1986/1888 (N.I. 18) in relation to deaths occurring on or after 11th April 1988; see paragraph 2 of Schedule 1 to the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1988 (S.I. 1988/594 (N.I. 2))

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