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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

1998 No. 312 (C. 15)

SOCIAL SECURITY

The Social Security (1998 Order) (Commencement No. 1) Order (Northern Ireland) 1998

Made

8th September 1998

The Department of Health and Social Services, in exercise of the powers conferred on it by Article 1(2) of the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1998(1) and of all other powers enabling it in that behalf, hereby makes the following Order:

Citation and interpretation

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Social Security (1998 Order) (Commencement No. 1) Order (Northern Ireland) 1998.

(2) In this Order “the Order” means the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1998.

Appointed days

2.  The day appointed for the coming into operation of—

(a)the provisions of the Order specified in Part I of the Schedule is 9th September 1998;

(b)the provisions of the Order specified in Part II of the Schedule—

(i)for the purpose only of authorising the making of regulations or orders, is 9th September 1998, and

(ii)for all other purposes, is 6th April 1999;

(c)Article 71 of the Order (overpayments out of the social fund) is 5th October 1998; and

(d)the provisions of the Order specified in Part III of the Schedule is 6th April 1999.

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

L.S.

John O'Neill

Assistant Secretary

8th September 1998.

Article 2(a), (b) and (d)

SCHEDULE

Part IProvisions coming into operation on 9th September 1998

Provisions of the OrderSubject Matter
Article 4(1) and (2)(b) to (h)Use of computers
Article 16(4)(a) and (5)Procedure
Article 45Apportionment of payments, etc. made for more than one earner
Article 46Payment on account of directors' contributions
Article 47(1) in so far as it is not already in operationPayments treated as remuneration and earnings
Article 49Class 1A contributions
Article 52Recovery of primary Class 1 contributions by secondary contributors
Article 64Rates of short-term incapacity benefit
The following paragraphs of Schedule 6 and Article 78(1) in so far as it relates to them—Minor and consequential amendments
  • paragraph 14(a)

Information required by the Department
  • paragraph 33

Provision of information to the Department
  • paragraph 58(6)

Class 1A contributions
  • paragraph 69

Supply of information to the Housing Executive
  • paragraph 77(1)

Destination of contributions
The following repeals in Schedule 7 and Article 78(2) in so far as it relates to them—
  • the Child Support (Northern Ireland) Order 1991(2), Article 16(2), (2A) and (4) and Schedule 2

  • the Child Support (Northern Ireland) Order 1995(3), in Schedule 3, paragraph 3(2)

  • the Jobseekers (Northern Ireland) Order 1995(4), in Schedule 2, paragraph 4(4)

Repeals

Part IIProvisions coming into operation on 9th September 1998 for the purpose only of making regulations or orders and for all other purposes on 6th April 1999

Provisions of the OrderSubject Matter
Article 50Class 1B contributions
Article 61Class 1B contributions: supplemental
The following paragraphs of Schedule 6 and Article 78(1) in so far as it relates to them—Minor and consequential amendments
  • paragraph 38

Outline of contributory system
  • paragraph 52(d)

Interpretation of Parts I to VI and supplementary provisions
  • paragraph 58(7) to (9), (11) and (14) to (16)

Supplementary provisions relating to contributions of Classes 1, 1A, 2 and 3
  • paragraph 77(4)

Destination of contributions

Part IIIProvisions coming into operation on 6th April 1999

Provisions of the OrderSubject Matter
Article 16(4)(b)Procedure
Article 69Statutory sick pay not precluded by maternity allowance
The following paragraphs of Schedule 6 and Article 78(1) in so far as it relates to them—Minor and consequential amendments
  • paragraph 39

Liability for Class 1 contributions
  • paragraph 40(2)

Class 1A contributions
  • paragraph 58(1) and (12)

Supplementary provisions relating to contributions of Classes 1, 1A, 2 and 3
  • paragraph 67(2)(a), (3)(a), (4) and (6)

Proof of previous offences
  • paragraph 78(1)

General financial arrangements
The following repeals in Schedule 7 and Article 78(2) in so far as it relates to them—
  • the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992(5)—

    • in Schedule 1, in paragraph 6(2)(b), the words “(being not less than one year after the end of the tax year in respect of which the sums are due)”

    • in Schedule 11, in paragraph (2)(d), the words “(ii) she was entitled to a maternity allowance; or”

Repeals

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order.)

This Order provides for the coming into operation of provisions of the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1998 as follows—

  • 9th September 1998 for provisions relating to use of computers, procedure, short-term incapacity benefit and consequential amendments and repeals;

  • 9th September 1998 for provisions relating to national insurance contributions for the purpose only of authorising the making of regulations or orders and from 6th April 1999 for all other purposes;

  • 5th October 1998 for Article 71 relating to overpayments out of the social fund; and

  • 6th April 1999 for Article 69 relating to statutory sick pay, and consequential repeals.

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