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The Social Security (Incapacity Benefit — Increases for Dependants) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1994

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Earnings rules for increases for adult dependents

10.—(1) Subject to paragraphs (2) and (3), the increase in benefit to which a beneficiary is entitled under regulation 9 shall not be payable for the benefit week immediately following any benefit week in which the dependent has earnings which exceed the amount of the standard rate of increase.

(2) Where the beneficiary is entitled to long-term incapacity benefit or to short-term incapacity benefit at the higher rate under section 30B(4) of thE Contributions and Benefits Act(1) (incapacity benefit: rate), and the dependant is residing with the beneficiary, the increase of benefit shall not be payable for the benefit week immediately following any benefit week in which the dependant has earnings which exceed the amount specified in paragraph 1 of Part I of Schedule 4 to that Act.

(3) In determining the earnings of a dependent for the purposes of this regulation no account shall be taken of any earnings of the dependent from employment by the beneficiary to care for a child such as is mentioned in regulation 9(1)(c).

(4) Where the dependent satisfies the conditions set out in regulation 9(1)(d) and is employed by the beneficiary to care for a child such as is mentioned in that sub-paragraph, the increase shall be payable irrespective of the dependant’s earnings.

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Section 30B was inserted by Article 4(1) of the Social Security (Incapacity for Work) (Northern Ireland) Order 1994

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