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The Social Security (Industrial Injuries) (Dependency) (Permitted Earnings Limits) Order (Northern Ireland) 1996

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

1996 No. 75

SOCIAL SECURITY

The Social Security (Industrial Injuries) (Dependency) (Permitted Earnings Limits) Order (Northern Ireland) 1996

Made

7th March 1996

Coming into operation

8th April 1996

The Department of Health and Social Services for Northern Ireland, in exercise of the powers conferred on it by paragraph 4(5) of Schedule 7 to the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992(1) and of all other powers enabling it in that behalf, hereby makes the following Order:

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Social Security (Industrial Injuries) (Dependency) (Permitted Earnings Limits) Order (Northern Ireland) 1996 and shall come into operation on 8th April 1996.

Increase of earnings limits in respect of dependent children

2.  In paragraph 4(4) of Schedule 7 to the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992(2)—

(a)in head (a) for “£125” there shall be substituted “£130”; and

(b)in head (b) for “£16” and “£125” there shall be substituted “£17” and “£130” respectively.

Revocations

3.  The Social Security (Industrial Injuries) (Dependency) (Permitted Earnings Limits) Order (Northern Ireland) 1993(3) and the Social Security (Industrial Injuries) (Dependency) (Permitted Earnings Limits) Order (Northern Ireland) 1995(4) are hereby revoked.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Health and Social Services for Northern Ireland on.

L.S.

W. G. Purdy

Assistant Secretary

7th March 1996

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order.)

Where a disablement pension with unemployability supplement is increased in respect of a child and the beneficiary is one of two persons who are spouses residing together or an unmarried couple, paragraph 4(4) of Schedule 7 to the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 provides that an increase shall not be payable in respect of the first child if the other person’s earnings are £125 a week or more and in respect of a further child for each complete £16 where the earnings exceed £125. This Order substitutes the amount of £130 for the amount of £125 and the amount of £17 for the amount of £16.

Article 3 contains revocations consequential upon the coming into operation of this Order.

(2)

Paragraph 4(4) was amended by Article 2 of S.R. 1993 No. 151 and Article 2 of S.R. 1995 No. 73

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