Search Legislation

The Social Security (Miscellaneous Amendments No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999

What Version

 Help about what version
  • Latest available (Revised)
  • Original (As made)

Opening Options

 Help about opening options

Status:

This is the original version (as it was originally made). This item of legislation is currently only available in its original format.

Amendment of the Income Support (General) Regulations

2.—(1) The Income Support (General) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1987(1) shall be amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) to (11).

(2) At the end of regulation 5 (persons treated as engaged in remunerative work) there shall be added the following paragraphs—

(8) Subject to paragraph (9), a person who has not been treated as engaged in remunerative work in accordance with regulation 6(2) as a consequence of his commencing work shall be treated as engaged in remunerative work for the period specified in paragraph (10) where he ceased to be engaged in that work within the period of 5 weeks beginning on and including the date on which he commenced it.

(9) Paragraph (8) shall not apply in the case of a person who is temporarily absent from the work referred to in regulation 6(2)(a).

(10) A person to whom paragraph (8) applies shall be treated as engaged in remunerative work for the period commencing on and including the day after the day on which he was last engaged in the work referred to in regulation 6(2)(a) and ending on the day on which the length of that period corresponds with the length of the period in respect of which he had not been treated as engaged in remunerative work in accordance with regulation 6(2)..

(3) Regulation 6 (persons not treated as engaged in remunerative work) shall be renumbered paragraph (1) of regulation 6 and after the renumbered paragraph (1) there shall be added the following paragraphs—

(2) A lone parent shall not be treated as engaged in remunerative work for the period specified in paragraph (3) in so far as—

(a)he is engaged in work which—

(i)is remunerative work, and

(ii)he is expected to be engaged in for a period of no less than 5 weeks, and

(b)he had been, for a continuous period of 26 weeks ending on the day before the day on which he commenced the work referred to in sub-paragraph (a)—

(i)entitled to and in receipt of income support or income-based jobseeker’s allowance, and

(ii)a lone parent.

(3) A person referred to in paragraph (2) shall not be treated as engaged in remunerative work for the period of 14 days commencing with and including the day on which he was first engaged in the work referred to in sub-paragraph (a) of that paragraph..

(4) In the definition of “part-time employment” in both regulation 29(4D)(a) (calculation of earnings derived from employed earner’s employment and income other than earnings) and regulation 35(3)(c) (earnings of employed earners)(2) for “6” there shall be substituted “6(1)”.

(5) In reglulation 36(2) (calculation of net earnings of employed earners) after “13” there shall be inserted “, 15A or 15B”.

(6) In regulation 38(2) (calculation of net profit of self-employed earners) after “13” there shall be inserted “or 15B”.

(7) In Schedule 1B(3) (prescribed categories of person)—

(a)in paragraph 8 for “regulation 6(a)” there shall be substituted “regulation 6(1)(a)”;

(b)in paragraph 9 for “regulation 6(g)” there shall be substituted “regulation 6(1)(g)”.

(8) In Schedule 2 (applicable amounts) after paragraph 12(6)(4) (additional condition for the higher pensioner and disability premiums) there shall be added the following sub-paragraph—

(7) A person—

(a)to whom regulation 6(2) (persons not treated as engaged in remunerative work) applies, and

(b)whose applicable amount immediately before he was engaged in the work referred to in regulation 6(2)(a), included a premium applicable under paragraph 11(a),

shall, for the period specified in regulation 6(3), be treated as having continued to satisfy the additional condition specified in this paragraph for the payment of that premium..

(9) In Schedule 8 (sums to be disregarded in the calculation of earnings) after paragraph 15A(5) there shall be inserted the following paragraph—

15B.  In the case of a person to whom regulation 6(2) (persons not treated as engaged in remunerative work) applies, any earnings which derive from the work referred to in sub-paragraph (a) of that regulation but only to the extent that they relate to work performed during the period specified in regulation 6(3)..

(10) At the end of Schedule 9(6) (sums to be disregarded in the calculation of income other than earnings) there shall be added the following paragraph—

68.  In the case of a person to whom regulation 6(2) (persons not treated as engaged in remunerative work) applies, any working families tax credit or disabled person’s tax credit to which section 127(7) or as the case may be 128(8) of the Contributions and Benefits Act refers which is paid to that person..

(11) At the end of Schedule 10(9) (capital to be disregarded) there shall be added the following paragraph—

55.  In the case of a person to whom regulation 6(2) (persons not treated as engaged in remunerative work) applies, the amount of any—

(a)back to work bonus payable to that lone parent by way of a jobseeker’s allowance or income support in accordance with Article 28 of the Jobseekers Order or a corresponding payment under section 26 of the Jobseekers Act 1995(10), or

(b)child maintenance bonus payable to that lone parent by way of a jobseeker’s allowance or income support in accordance with Article 4 of the Child Support (Northern Ireland) Order 1995(11) or a corresponding payment under section 10 of the Child Support Act 1995(12),

which is paid during the period specified in regulation 6(3)..

(2)

Regulation 29(4D)(a) was inserted by regulation 9(c) of S.R. 1989 No. 365 and regulation 35(3)(c) was added by regulation 11(b) of S.R. 1989 No. 365

(3)

Schedule 1B was inserted by regulation 22 and Schedule 1 to S.R. 1996 No. 199

(4)

Sub-paragraph (6) was added by regulation 2(12)(c) of S.R. 1995 No. 67

(5)

Paragraph 15A was inserted by regulation 5(11)(c) of S.R. 1996 No. 405

(6)

Paragraph 67 was added by regulation 5(4) of S.R. 1999 No. 342

(7)

Section 127 was amended by section 1(2) and paragraph 4(g) of Schedule 1 to the Tax Credits Act 1999 (c. 10)

(8)

Section 128 was amended by section 1(2) and paragraph 4(h) of Schedule 1 to the Tax Credits Act 1999

(9)

Paragraph 54 was added by regulation 5(5) of S.R. 1999 No. 342

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made):The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources