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The Housing Benefit (General) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997

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Regulation 4(a)

SCHEDULE 1Substitution of Part I of Schedule 2 to the principal Regulations

SCHEDULE 2Applicable Amounts

Regulations 16(a) and (b) and 17(a), (b) and (c)

Part IPersonal Allowances

1.  The amounts specified in column (2) in respect of each person or couple specified in column (1) shall be the amounts specified for the purposes of regulations 16(a) and 17(a) and (b)—

Column (1)Column (2)
Person or CoupleAmount

(1) Single claimant aged—

(b)less than 25;

(1) (b) £38·90;

(c)not less than 25.

(c)£49·15.

(2) Lone parent aged—

(a)less than 18;

(2) (a) £38·90;

(b)not less than 18.

(b)£49·15.

(3) Couple—

(a)where both members are aged less than 18;

(3) (a) £58·70;

(b)where at least one member is aged not less than 18.

(b)£77·15.

2.(1) The amounts specified in column (2) in respect of each person specified in column (1) shall, for the relevant period specified in column (1), be the amounts specified for the purposes of regulations 16(b) and 17(c)—

Column (1)Column (2)
Child or Young PersonAmount
Person in respect of the period—

(a)beginning on, and including, that person’s date of birth and ending on the day preceding the first Monday in September following that person’s eleventh birthday;

(a)£16·90;

(b)beginning on, and including, the first Monday in September following that person’s eleventh birthday and ending on the day preceding the first Monday in September following that person’s sixteenth birthday;

(b)£24·75;

(c)beginning on, and including, the first Monday in September following that person’s sixteenth birthday and ending on the day preceding that person’s nineteenth birthday.

(c)£29·60.

(2) In column (1) of the table in paragraph (1) “the first Monday in September” means the Monday which first occurs in the month of September in any year.

Regulation 4(d)

SCHEDULE 2Substitution of Part IV of Schedule 2 to the principal Regulations

Regulations 16(d) and 17(e)

Part IVAmounts of Premiums Specified in Part III

PremiumAmount

15.  

(2) Pensioner Premium for persons under 75—

(a)where the claimant satisfies the condition in paragraph 9(a);

(2) (a) £19·65;

(b)where the claimant satisfies the condition in paragraph 9(b).

(b)£29·65.

(3) Pensioner Premium for persons aged 75 and over—

(a)where the claimant satisfies the condition in paragraph 9A(a);

(3) (a) £21·85;

(b)where the claimant satisfies the condition in paragraph 9A(b).

(b)£32·75.

(4) Higher Pensioner Premium—

(a)where the claimant satisfies the condition in paragraph 10(1)(a) or (b);

(4) (a) £26·55;

(b)where the claimant satisfies the condition in paragraph 10(2)(a) or (b).

(b)£38·00.

(5) Disability Premium—

(a)where the claimant satisfies the condition in paragraph 11(a);

(5) (a) £20·95;

(b)where the claimant satisfies the condition in paragraph 11(b).

(b)£29·90.

(6) Severe Disability Premium—

(a)where the claimant satisfies the condition in paragraph 13(2)(a);

(6) (a) £37·15;

(b)where the claimant satisfies the condition in paragraph 13(2)(b)—

(i)in a case where there is someone in receipt of an invalid care allowance or if he or any partner satisfies that condition only by virtue of paragraph 13(3A),

(b)(i)£37·15,

(ii)in a case where there is no one in receipt of such an allowance.

(ii)£74·30.

(7) Disabled Child Premium. child or young person in respect of whom the condition specified in paragraph 14 is satisfied.

(7) £20·95 in respect of each

(8) Carer Premium. person who satisfies the condition specified in paragraph 14ZA.

(8) £13·35 in respect of each

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