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The Social Security (Child Maintenance Bonus) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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No deduction from bonus

16.—(1) The amendments specified in this regulation shall have effect so as to prevent deductions being made from any sum payable by way of bonus.

(2) In the Social Security (Claims and Payments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1987(1)—

(a)in Schedule 8A (deductions from benefits and direct payment to third parties) in paragraph 1, in the definition of “specified benefit”, at the end there shall be added “but does not include any sum payable by way of child maintenance bonus in accordance with Article 4 of the Child Support (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 and the Social Security (Child Maintenance Bonus) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996;”;

(b)in Schedule 8B (deductions of mortgage interest from benefit and payment to qualifying lenders) in paragraph 1, in the definition of “relevant benefits”, at the end there shall be added “but does not include any sum payable by way of child maintenance bonus in accordance with Article 4 of the Child Support (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 and the Social Security (Child Maintenance Bonus) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996;”.

(3) In the Social Security (Payments on account, Overpayments and Recovery) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1988(2) in regulation 16(8), in the definition of “specified benefit”, at the end there shall be added “but does not include any sum payable by way of child maintenance bonus in accordance with Article 4 of the Child Support (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 and the Social Security (Child Maintenance Bonus) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996;”.

(4) In the Social Fund (Recovery by Deductions from Benefits) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1988(3), after regulation 2 there shall be added the following regulation—

Child Maintenance Bonus

3.  In regulation 2, income support and a jobseeker’s allowance do not include any sum payable by way of child maintenance bonus in accordance with Article 4 of the Child Support (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 and the Social Security (Child Maintenance Bonus) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996..

(1)

S.R. 1987 No. 465; Schedule 8A was inserted by regulation 2(3) of, and the Schedule to, S.R. 1988 No. 67 and Schedule 8B was inserted by regulation 5 of S.R. 1992 No. 271

(2)

S.R. 1988 No. 142; relevant amending regulations are S.R. 1995 No. 150 and S.R. 1996 No. 289

(3)

S.R. 1988 No. 21; relevant amending regulations are S.R. 1996 No. 405

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