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The Social Security (Industrial Injuries) (Dependency) (Permitted Earnings Limits) Order (Northern Ireland) 1997

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

1997 No. 121

SOCIAL SECURITY

The Social Security (Industrial Injuries) (Dependency) (Permitted Earnings Limits) Order (Northern Ireland) 1997

Made

4th March 1997

Coming into operation

1st April 1997

The Department of Health and Social Services for Northern Ireland, in exercise of the powers conferred on it by section 171(1) of, and 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) 1997 and shall come into operation on 1st April 1997.

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) for “£130” in both places where it occurs there shall be substituted “£135”.

Revocation

3.  Article 2(a) of the Social Security (Industrial Injuries) (Dependency) (Permitted Earnings Limits) Order (Northern Ireland) 1996(3) is hereby revoked.

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

L.S.

John O'Neill

Assistant Secretary

4th March 1997.

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 the increase shall not be payable in respect of the first child if the other person’s earnings are £130 a week or more and in respect of a further child for each complete £17 by which the earnings exceed £130. This Order substitutes the amount of £135 for the amount of £130. The amount of £17 is unchanged.

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

(2)

Paragraph 4(4) was amended by Article 2 of S.R. 1996 No. 75

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