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The Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order (Northern Ireland) 1996

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I Introduction

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

  3. Part II Social Security Benefits and Pensions

    1. 3.Increase in rates or amounts of certain benefits under the Contributions and Benefits Act

    2. 4.Increase in rates or amounts of certain pensions or allowances under the Contributions and Benefits Act

    3. 5.Increase in rates or amounts of certain benefits under the Pension Schemes Act

    4. 6.Dates on which sums specified for rates or amounts of benefit under the Contributions and Benefits Act or the Pension Schemes Act are increased by this Order

    5. 7.Increase in rate of certain workmen’s compensation in respect of employment before 5th July 1948

    6. 8.Earnings limits

    7. 9.Statutory sick pay

    8. 10.Statutory maternity pay

    9. 11.Increase in rate of graduated retirement benefit and increments thereof

    10. 12.Increase in rates of disability living allowance

    11. 13.Sums specified for child benefit

    12. 14.Increase in rates of age addition to long-term incapacity benefit

    13. 15.Increase in rates of transitional invalidity allowance in long-term incapacity benefit cases

  4. Part III Family Credit, Disability Working Allowance, Income Support and Housing Benefit

    1. 16.Family credit

    2. 17.Disability working allowance

    3. 18.Applicable amounts for income support

    4. 19.Income support transitional protection

    5. 20.The relevant sum for income support

    6. 21.Housing benefit

  5. Part IV Transitional Provisions and Revocation

    1. 22.Transitional provisions

    2. 23.Revocation

  6. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Schedule 4 to the Contributions and Benefits Act as amended by this Order

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Schedule 4 to the Family Credit Regulations as amended by this Order

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Schedule 5 to the Disability Working Allowance Regulations as amended by this Order

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Part I of Schedule 2 to the Income Support Regulations as amended by this Order

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      Part IV of Schedule 2 to the Income Support Regulations as amended by this Order

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      Applicable amounts of persons in Homes for Persons in Need and Nursing Homes

      1. Part I

        1. Provisions in Schedule 4 to the Income Support Regulations as amended by this Order

          1. 6.Homes for persons in need

          2. 7.Nursing homes

          3. 12.Personal allowances

      2. Part II Other sums specified in Schedule 4 to the Income Support Regulations

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      Applicable amounts in special cases

      1. Part I Provisions in Schedule 7 to the Income Support Regulations as Amended by this Order

      2. Part II Other Sums Specified in Schedule 7 to the Income Support Regulations

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      Other applicable amounts specified in the Income Support Regulations

  7. Explanatory Note

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