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The Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order (Northern Ireland) 2006

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Housing benefit for certain persons over the qualifying age for state pension credit

20.—(1) This Article applies to persons to whom regulation 2 of the Housing Benefit (State Pension Credit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003(1) (“the 2003 Regulations”) applies and references in this Article to the Housing Benefit Regulations are to those Regulations as modified by the 2003 Regulations in their application to those persons.

(2) The sums relevant to the calculation of an applicable amount as specified in the Housing Benefit Regulations shall be the sums set out in this Article and Schedules 8 and 9 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 Housing Benefit Regulations bearing that number.

(3) In regulation 26(3) (calculation of income on a weekly basis) the sums of £175·00 and £300·00 remain the same.

(4) The sums specified in Part I of Schedule 2A(2) (applicable amounts: personal allowances) shall be as set out in Schedule 8 to this Order.

(5) In paragraph 3 of Part II of Schedule 2A (applicable amounts: family premium)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (1) for “£16·10” there shall be substituted “£16·25”; and

(b)in sub-paragraph (2) the sum of £10·50 remains the same.

(6) The sums specified in Part IV of Schedule 2A (applicable amounts: amounts of premiums specified in Part III) shall be as set out in Schedule 9 to this Order.

(7) In paragraph 9(1) and (3)(c) of Schedule 3A(3) (sums disregarded from claimant’s earnings) for “£14·50” there shall be substituted “£14·90”.

(8) In paragraph 22 of Schedule 4A(4) (amounts to be disregarded in the calculation of income other than earnings) for “£14·50” there shall be substituted “£14·90”.

(1)

S.R. 2003 No. 197; relevant amending regulations are S.R. 2003 Nos. 261 and 418

(2)

Schedule 2A was inserted by regulation 6(2) of S.R. 2003 No. 197

(3)

Schedule 3A was inserted by paragraph 1(a) of Schedule 2 to S.R. 2003 No. 197 and paragraph 9 was amended by regulation 2(14)(a) of S.R. 2003 No. 418

(4)

Schedule 4A was inserted by paragraph 1(b) of Schedule 2 to S.R. 2003 No. 197 and paragraph 22 was amended by regulation 2(14)(b)(ii) of S.R. 2003 No. 418 and regulation 3(4) of S.R. 2004 No. 47

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