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The Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order (Northern Ireland) 2001

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Part IVJobseeker’s Allowance

Age-related amounts of contribution-based jobseeker’s allowance

20.  In regulation 79(1) of the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations (weekly amounts of contribution-based jobseeker’s allowance)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (a) for “£31·45” there shall be substituted “£31·95”;

(b)in sub-paragraph (b) for “£41·35” there shall be substituted “£42·00”; and

(c)in sub-paragraph (c) for “£52·20” there shall be substituted “£53·05”.

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 16 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 paragraphs 15A(2)(a)(1) and 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(2) (applicable amounts: family premium)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (1)(a) the sum specified is £15·90; and

(b)in sub-paragraph (1)(b) for “£14·25” there shall be substituted “£14·50”.

(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) The sums specified in Part IVB of Schedule 1(3) (applicable amounts: weekly amounts of premiums for joint-claim couples) shall be as set out in Schedule 11 to this Order.

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

(a)in sub-paragraph (1) the sums specified are £47·75 and £7·40;

(b)in sub-paragraph (2)(a) for “£81·00” there shall be substituted “£84·00”;

(c)in sub-paragraph (2)(b) for “£81·00” and “£120·00” there shall be substituted “£84·00” and “£125·00” respectively and the sum of £17·00 remains the same;

(d)in sub-paragraph (2)(c) for “£120·00” and “£157·00” there shall be substituted “£125·00” and “£163·00” respectively and the sum of £23·35 remains the same;

(e)in sub-paragraph (2)(d) for “£157·00” and “£207·00” there shall be substituted “£163·00” and “£215·00” respectively and the sum of £38·20 remains the same; and

(f)in sub-paragraph (2)(e) for “£207·00” and “£259·00” there shall be substituted “£215·00” and “£269·00” respectively and the sum of £43·50 remains the same.

(8) 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 12 to this Order.

(9) Those sums relevant to the calculation of an applicable amount which are specified in Schedule 3A(4) (applicable amount of a joint-claim couple where a member is in a residential care or nursing home) shall be as set out in Schedule 13 to this Order.

(10) 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 14 to this Order.

(11) Those sums relevant to the calculation of the applicable amount which are specified in Schedule 4A(5) (applicable amounts of joint-claim couples in special cases) shall be as set out in Schedule 15 to this Order.

(12) The sums specified in any provision of the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations set out in column (1) of Schedule 16 to this Order are the sums set out in column (2) of that Schedule.

Prescribed sum for jobseeker’s allowance

22.  In regulation 170 of the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations (trade disputes: prescribed sum) for “£28·00” there shall be substituted “£28·50”.

(1)

Paragraph 15A was inserted by regulation 4(c)(ii) of S.R. 2000 No. 367

(2)

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

(3)

Part IVB was inserted by paragraph 53(4) of Schedule 2 to S.R. 2000 No. 350

(4)

Schedule 3A was inserted by paragraph 55 of Schedule 2 to S.R. 2000 No. 350

(5)

Schedule 4A was inserted by paragraph 57 of Schedule 2 to S.R. 2000 No. 350

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