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The Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order (Northern Ireland) 2000

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Applicable amounts for jobseeker’s allowance

21.—(1) The sums relevant to the calculation of an applicable amount as specified in the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations shall be the sums set out in the following provisions of this Article and Schedules 9 to 13 to this Order; and for this purpose a reference in this Article to a numbered regulation or Schedule is a reference to the regulation of, or Schedule to, the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations bearing that number.

(2) In regulations 83(b), 84(1)(c), 85(1) and 148(1)(a)(ii), (b)(ii) and (iii), (c)(ii) and (d)(i), in paragraph 16(a) of Part III of Schedule 1 and in paragraph 1(2) of Schedule 3 the sum specified is in each case £3,000.

(3) The sums specified in Part I of Schedule 1 (applicable amounts: personal allowances) shall be as set out in Schedule 9 to this Order.

(4) In paragraph 4 of Part II of Schedule 1(1) (applicable amounts: family premium)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (1)(a) for “£15·75” there shall be substituted “£15·90”; and

(b)in sub-paragraph (1)(b) for “£13·90” there shall be substituted “£14·25”.

(5) The sums specified in Part IV of Schedule 1 (applicable amounts: weekly amounts of premiums) shall be as set out in Schedule 10 to this Order.

(6) In paragraph 17 of Schedule 2 (housing costs: non-dependant deductions)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (1)(a) for “£46·35” there shall be substituted “£47·75”;

(b)in sub-paragraph (1)(b) for “£7·20” there shall be substituted “£7·40”;

(c)in sub-paragraph (2)(a) for “£80·00” there shall be substituted “£81·00”;

(d)in sub-paragraph (2)(b) for “£80·00”, “£118·00” and “£16·50” there shall be substituted “£81·00”, “£120·00” and “£17·00” respectively;

(e)in sub-paragraph (2)(c) for “£118·00”, “£155·00” and “£22·65” there shall be substituted “£120·00”, “£157·00” and “£23·35” respectively;

(f)in sub-paragraph (2)(d) for “£155·00”, “£204·00” and “£37·10” there shall be substituted “£157·00”, “£207·00” and “£38·20” respectively; and

(g)in sub-paragraph (2)(e) for “£204·00”, “£255·00” and “£42·25” there shall be substituted “£207·00”, “£259·00” and “£43·50” respectively.

(7) Subject to paragraph (2), those sums relevant to the calculation of an applicable amount which are specified in Schedule 3 (applicable amounts of persons in residential care and nursing homes) shall be as set out in Schedule 11 to this Order.

(8) Those sums relevant to the calculation of an applicable amount which are specified in Schedule 4 (applicable amounts in special cases) shall be as set out in Schedule 12 to this Order.

(9) The sums specified in any provision of the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations set out in column (1) of Schedule 13 to this Order are the sums set out in column (2) of that Schedule.

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Paragraph 4 was amended by regulation 9(4)(a) of S.R. 1996 No. 288 and regulation 10 of S.R. 1998 No. 112

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