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The Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order (Northern Ireland) 2009

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PART IVJOBSEEKER’S ALLOWANCE

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

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

(a)in sub-paragraph (a) for “£47∙95” substitute “£50∙95”;

(b)in sub-paragraph (b) for “£47∙95” substitute “£50∙95”; and

(c)in sub-paragraph (c) for “£60∙50” substitute “£64∙30”.

Applicable amounts for jobseeker’s allowance

22.  (1)  The sums relevant to the calculation of an applicable amount as specified in the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations(2) shall be the sums set out in this Article and Schedules 9 to 12 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—

(a)regulations 83(b), 84(1)(c), 85(1) and 148(1)(a)(ii) and (d)(i); and

(b)paragraphs 15A(2)(a) and 16(2)(a) of Part III of Schedule 1(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(1) of Part II of Schedule 1(4) (applicable amounts: family premium) for “£16∙75”, in both places where it occurs, substitute “£17∙30”.

(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(5) (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(6) (housing costs: non-dependant deductions)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (1) the sums of £47∙75 and £7∙40 remain the same;

(b)in sub-paragraph (2)(a) for “£116∙00” substitute “£120∙00”;

(c)in sub-paragraph (2)(b) for “£116∙00” and “£172∙00” substitute “£120∙00” and “£178∙00” respectively and the sum of £17∙00 remains the same;

(d)in sub-paragraph (2)(c) for “£172∙00” and “£223∙00” substitute “£178∙00” and “£231∙00” respectively and the sum of £23∙35 remains the same;

(e)in sub-paragraph (2)(d) for “£223∙00” and “£296∙00” substitute “£231∙00” and “£306∙00” respectively and the sum of £38∙20 remains the same; and

(f)in sub-paragraph (2)(e) for “£296∙00” and “£369∙00” substitute “£306∙00” and “£382∙00” respectively and the sum of £43∙50 remains the same.

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

Prescribed sum for jobseeker’s allowance

23.  In regulation 170 of the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations(7) (trade disputes: prescribed sum) for “£32∙50” substitute “£34∙50”.

(1)

Regulation 79(1) was amended by Article 21 of S.R. 2008 No. 92

(2)

See S.R. 2003 No. 195 which omits provisions relating to children and young persons and makes transitional arrangements in connection with the introduction of child tax credit

(3)

Paragraph 15A was inserted by regulation 4(c)(ii) of S.R. 2000 No. 367 and amended by regulation 5(3) of S.R. 2003 No. 261 and regulation 3(8)(e) of S.R. 2007 No. 154 and paragraph 16 was substituted by regulation 3(8)(f) of S.R. 2007 No. 154

(4)

Paragraph 4 was amended by regulation 9(4)(a) of S.R. 1996 No. 288, regulation 10 of S.R. 1998 No. 112 and Article 22(4) of S.R. 2008 No. 92

(5)

Part IVB was inserted by paragraph 53(4) of Schedule 2 to S.R. 2000 No. 350 and amended by regulation 4(c)(vi) of S.R. 2000 No. 367, regulation 2(7) of S.R. 2001 No. 120 and paragraph 1 of the Schedule to S.R. 2002 No. 323

(6)

Sub-paragraphs (1) and (2) were amended by regulation 3 of S.R. 1997 No. 3, Article 9(5)(l) of S.R. 1999 No. 428 (C. 32), regulation 5(b)(i) of S.R. 2004 No. 394 and Article 22(7) of S.R. 2008 No. 92

(7)

Regulation 170 was amended by Article 23 of S.R. 2008 No. 92

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