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The Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order (Northern Ireland) 1992

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Dates on which sums specified for rates or amounts of benefit under the principal Act or the Pensions Order are increased by this order

5.  (1)  Paragraphs (2) to (8), which are subject to the provisions of paragraph (9), specify the date on which the increases made by this order in the sums specified for rates or amounts of benefit under the principal Act or the Pensions Order shall take effect for each case.

(2) In relation to the case of a person over pensionable age whose entitlement to a Category A retirement pension is deferred and for whom the rate of unemployment benefit, sickness benefit or invalidity pension falls to be calculated in accordance with section 14(6) or 15(4)(1), the increases in the sums mentioned in Articles 3, 4 and 7 for Category A and Category B retirement pension and graduated retirement benefit (together with, where appropriate, increases for dependants) shall take effect on 9th April 1992 and in relation to all other cases the increases in such sums shall take effect on 6th April 1992.

(3) The increases in the sums mentioned in Article 4(3)(c) and (4) shall take effect on 6th April 1992.

(4) The increases in the sums specified for the rate of maternity allowance(2), widowed mother’s allowance, widow’s pension, Category C and Category D retirement pension, child’s special allowance(3), attendance allowance, invalid care allowance (except in a case where the Department has made arrangements for it to be paid on a Wednesday) (together with, where appropriate, increases for dependants) and guardian’s allowance shall take effect in all cases on 6th April 1992.

(5) The increases in the sums specified for the rate of invalid care allowance (in a case where the Department has made arrangements for it to be paid on a Wednesday) (together with, where appropriate, increases for dependants), disablement benefit (together with increases of disablement pension), maximum disablement gratuity under section 57(5)(4), industrial death benefit by way of widow’s and widower’s pension and allowance in respect of children (together with, where appropriate, increases for dependants) and maximum, under section 91(1)(5), of the aggregate of weekly benefit payable for successive accidents, shall take effect in all cases from and including 8th April 1992.

(6) Where a person’s weekly rate of Category A or Category B retirement pension falls to be increased under the provisions of section 28(7)(6) or 29(8)(7), by reference to the weekly rate of invalidity allowance to which he was previously entitled, the increase in the sum specified for the appropriate rate of invalidity allowance shall take effect on 6th April 1992; and where it does not fall to be so increased the sum so specified shall take effect on 9th April 1992.

(7) The increases in the sums specified for the rate of unemployment and sickness benefit, invalidity pension and severe disablement allowance(8) (together with, where appropriate, increases for dependants) shall take effect in all cases on 9th April 1992.

(8) The increase in the sums falling to be calculated in accordance with section 59B(5) shall take effect on 8th April 1992.

(9) In the case of a person who is subject to the provisions of regulations made under section 85(1)(b)(9) (adjustment of benefit for a person undergoing medical or other treatment as an in-patient in a hospital) the increase in the sum mentioned in Article 4(2)(b) shall take effect in that case on the day on which the increase in the benefit payable to him apart from those regulations takes effect.

(1)

Section 15(4) was amended by paragraph 22(c) of Schedule 5 to the Social Security Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 1975, paragraph 1 of Schedule 1 to, and paragraph 6 of Schedule 3 to, the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1979 and paragraph 53 of Schedule 9 to the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1986

(2)

Section 22 was substituted by paragraph 13 of Schedule 4 to the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1986 and amended by paragraph 2 of Schedule 4 to the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1988

(3)

Child’s special allowance is abolished except for existing beneficiaries as from 6th April 1987. See Article 41 of the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1986

(4)

Section 57(5) was repealed by Schedule 10 to the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1986; but saved in certain circumstances by regulation 13 of S. R. 1986 No. 340

(5)

Section 91(1) was amended by paragraph 11 of Schedule 4 to, and Schedule 5 to, the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1982

(6)

Section 28(7) was amended by Article 3(3) of the Social Security (No. 2) (Northern Ireland) Order 1980 (S. I. 1980/1087 (N. I. 13)) and Article 11(2)(a) and (b) of the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1985

(7)

Section 29(8) was amended by Article 11(3) of the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1985

(8)

Section 36 was substituted by Article 5(1) of the Health and Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1984 and amended by paragraph 2 of Schedule 4 to the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1985, paragraphs 2(5) and 6 of Schedule 8 to, and Schedule 9 to, the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 and paragraph 19(4) of Schedule 6 to the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1990

(9)

Section 85(1) was amended by paragraph 29 of Schedule 4 to the Child Benefit (Northern Ireland) Order 1975

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