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

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PART IIIFAMILY CREDIT, DISABILITY WORKING ALLOWANCE, INCOME SUPPORT AND H OUSING BENEFIT

Family credit

14.  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) for the sum of £66·60 there shall be substituted the sum of £69·00; and

(d)in Schedule 4 (determination of maximum family credit) the sums prescribed shall be increased so as to have effect as set out in Schedule 2 to this order.

Disability working allowance

15.  In the Disability Working Allowance Regulations

(a)in regulation 51(4) (determination of appropriate maximum disability working allowance), the capital sum prescribed is £3,000;

(b)in regulation 51(4), (5) and (6)) the amount specified for the allowance in respect of a child or young person is nil;

(c)in regulation 52 (applicable amount)—

(i)in paragraph (1)(a) for the sum of £39·95 there shall be substituted the sum of £41·40;

(ii)in paragraph (1)(b) for the sum of £66·60 there shall be substituted the sum of £69·00; and

(d)in Schedule 5 (determination of appropriate maximum disability working allowance) the sums prescribed shall be increased so as to have effect as set out in Schedule 3 to this order.

Applicable amounts for income support

16.—(1) As from 12th April 1993 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 numbered regulations or Schedules are, unless the context otherwise requires, references to the regulations of, or Schedules to, the Income Support Regulations bearing those numbers.

(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) Except as provided for in paragraph (4) below, 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 4 to this order.

(4) In paragraph 2A of Part I of Schedule 2 the sum specified in sub-paragraph (1) is £45·00.

(5) In paragraph 3 of Part 11 of Schedule 2 (applicable amounts: family premium) for the sum of £9·30 there shall be substituted the sum of £9·65.

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

(7) In paragraph 11(1) of Schedule 3 (housing costs: non-dependant deductions)—

(a)in head (a) for the sum of £18·00, there shall be substituted the sum of £21·00; and

(b)in head (b) the sum specified is £4·00.

(8) In paragraph 11(2) of Schedule 3 (housing costs: non-dependant deductions)—

(a)in head (a) for the sum of £65·00 there shall be substituted the sum of £70·00;

(b)in head (b) the sums specified shall be £70·00, £105·00, and £8·00 respectively; and

(c)in head (c) the sums specified shall be £105·00, £135·00 and £12·00 respectively.

(9) In paragraph 6(2) of Schedule 4, for the sum of £205·00 there shall be substituted the sum of £215·00.

(10) Those sums relevant to the calculation of an applicable amount which are specified in Schedule 4 (applicable amounts of persons in residential care 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 6 to this order.

(11) Except as provided in paragraphs (2), (9) and (10) of this Article, the sums specified in Schedule 4 are those set out in Part II of Schedule 6 to this order.

(12) 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 7 to this order.

(13) Except as provided in paragraph (12) above, the sums specified in Schedule 7 are those set out in Part II of Schedule 7 to this order.

(14) The sums specified in any provision of the Income Support Regulations set out in column (1) of Schedule 8 to this order are the sums set out in column (2) of that Schedule.

Income support transitional protection

17.  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 3·6 per cent. of their amount apart from this order.

The relevant sum for income support

18.  In section 125(7) of the 1992 Act(2) (trade disputes: the relevant sum) the substituted sum is £23·50.

Housing benefit

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

(a)in regulations 16(b) and 17(c) and paragraph 14(a) of Schedule 2 (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)—

(i)in sub-paragraph (a)(i) for the sum of £18·00, there shall be substituted the sum of £21·00; and

(ii)in sub-paragraph (b)(i) the sum specified is £4·00;

(c)in regulation 63(2) (non-dependant deductions)—

(i)in sub-paragraph (a) for the sum of £65·00 there shall be substituted the sum of £70·00;

(ii)in sub-paragraph (b) the sums specified shall be £70·00, £105·00 and £8·00 respectively; and

(iii)in sub-paragraph (c) the sums specified shall be £105·00, £135·00 and £12·00 respectively;

(d)in paragraph 1A of Part I of Schedule 1 (ineligible service charges) for the sums of £15·20, £15·20, £7·65, £10·10, £10·10, £5·05 and £1·85 there shall be substituted the sums of £15·75, £15·75, £7·95, £10·45, £10·45, £5·25 and £1·90 respectively; and

(e)in paragraph 5(2) of Part II of Schedule 1 (payments in respect of fuel charges) the sums specified are £8·60, £1·05, £0·70 and £1·05 respectively.

(1)

S.R. 1987 No. 460; relevant amending regulations are S.R. 1988 Nos. 132 and 153, S.R. 1989 No. 371 and S.R. 1991 No. 341

(2)

Stated in accordance with section 125(8) of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992

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