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The Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order (Northern Ireland) 1993

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Dates on which sums specified for rates or amounts of benefit under the I992 Act or the Pensions Order are increased by this order

6.—(1) Paragraphs (2) to (8) of this Article, which are subject to the provisions of paragraph (9) below, specify the date on which the increases made by this order in the sums specified for rates or amounts of benefit under the 1992 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 sections 25(5), 31(6) or 33(4) of the 1992 Act, the increases in the sums mentioned in Articles 3, 4 and 11 of this order for Category A and Category B retirement pension and graduated retirement benefit together with, where appropriate, increases for dependants, shall take effect on 15th April 1993 and in relation to all other cases the increases in such sums shall take effect on 12th April 1993.

(3) The increases in the sums mentioned in Articles 4(4)(c) and 5(2) of this order shall take effect on 12th April 1993.

(4) The increases in the sums specified for the rate of maternity allowance, widowed mother’s allowance, widow’s pension, Category C and Category D retirement pension, child’s special allowance(1) 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 12th April 1993.

(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 paragraph 9(2) of Schedule 7 to the 1992 Act, 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 the maximum of the aggregate of weekly benefit payable for successive accidents, under section 107(1) of the 1992 Act, shall take effect in all cases on 14th April 1993.

(6) Where a person’s weekly rate of Category A or Category B retirement pension falls to be increased under the provisions of section 47(1) or 50(2) of the 1992 Act, 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 12th April 1993; and where it does not fall to be so increased the sum so specified shall take effect on 15th April 1993.

(7) The increases in the sums specified for the rate of unemployment and sickness benefit, invalidity pension and severe disablement allowance together with, where appropriate, increases for dependants, shall take effect in all cases on 15th April 1993.

(8) The increase in the sums falling to be calculated in accordance with paragraph 13(4) of Schedule 7 to the 1992 Act shall take effect on 14th April 1993.

(9) In the case of a person who is subject to the provisions of regulations made under section 71(1)(b) of the Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 (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(3)(b) of this order 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.

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Child’s special allowance is abolished except for existing beneficiaries as from 6th April 1987. See section 56(6) of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992

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