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The Social Security (Incapacity Benefit) (Transitional) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995

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Effect of entitlement to guaranteed minimum pensions on payment of the additional rate element in a transitional case of long-term Incapacity Benefit

22.—(1) Where a person, who is a transitional case, is entitled to both—

(a)an award of long-term incapacity benefit which includes the additional rate; and

(b)one or more guaranteed minimum pensions, and had been entitled to an invalidity pension under section 41 (widowers) immediately before the appointed day, the weekly rate of the award of long-term incapacity benefit shall be reduced by an amount equal—

(i)to the additional rate, or

(ii)to the weekly rate of the pension mentioned in sub-paragraph (b)or if there is more than one such pension, their aggregate weekly rates,

whichever is the less.

(2) Where a person is entitled to an award of long-term incapacity benefit which includes the additional rate and the transitional invalidity allowance, the weekly rate of that award shall be reduced by the relevant amount being deducted from the weekly rate of the transitional invalidity allowance and he shall be entitled to that allowance only if there is a balance after the deduction and, if there is such a balance, at a weekly rate equal to it.

(3) Where for any period a person is entitled to—

(a)an award of long-term incapacity benefit which does not include the additional rate; and

(b)one or more guaranteed minimum pensions,

the weekly rate of the award of long-term incapacity benefit shall be reduced by deducting the weekly rate or aggregate weekly rates of the guaranteed minimum pension or pensions from the weekly rate of the transitional invalidity allowance and a person shall be entitled to that allowance only if there is a balance after deduction and, if there is a balance, at a weekly rate equal to it.

(4) Where for any period a person is entitled to—

(a)an award of long-term incapacity benefit which includes the additional rate but does not include the transitional invalidity allowance; and

(b)one or more guaranteed minimum pensions; and

(c)an increase of unemployability supplement under section 106 and paragraph 3 of Schedule 7(1),

the relevant amount shall be deducted from the amount of the increase of unemployability supplement specified in paragraph 6 of Part V of Schedule 4, and a person shall be entitled to an increase only if there is a balance after that deduction and, if there is a balance, only an amount equal to it.

(5) Where for any period a person, who is a transitional case, is entitled to—

(a)an award of long-term incapacity benefit which does not include the additional rate;

(b)one or more guaranteed minimum pensions; and

(c)an increase of unemployability supplement under section 106 and paragraph 3 of Schedule 7,

the increase of the unemployability supplement shall be reduced by the weekly rate or aggregate weekly rates of the guaranteed minimum pension or pensions and a person shall be entitled to an increase only if there is a balance after that deduction and, if there is a balance, only an amount equal to it.

(6) In this regulation “the relevant amount” means an amount equal to the weekly rate or aggregate weekly rates of the guaranteed minimum pension or pensions and the additional rate reduced by—

(a)the additional rate; or

(b)the weekly rate or aggregate weekly rates of the guaranteed minimum pension,

whichever is the less.

(1)

Paragraph 3 is amended by paragraph 37(a) of Schedule 7 to the Pension Schemes (Northern Ireland)Act 1993 and Schedule 2 to the Social Security (Incapacity for Work) (Northern Ireland) Order 1994

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