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The Social Security (Equalisation of State Pension Age) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010

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Amendment of the Income Support (General) Regulations

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2.—(1) The Income Support (General) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1987(1) are amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) and (3).

(2) In Schedule 2 (applicable amounts)—

(a)in paragraph 9(2) (pensioner premium for persons under 75), for “not less than 60” substitute “not less than the qualifying age for state pension credit”;

(b)in paragraph 10 (higher pensioner premium)—

(i)in sub-paragraph (1)(b)(3) for “not less than 60” substitute “not less than the qualifying age for state pension credit”;

(ii)in sub-paragraphs (1)(b)(ii)(aa) and (3)(b)(4) for “his partner’s 60th birthday” substitute “the day his partner attained the qualifying age for state pension credit”,

(iii)in sub-paragraph (1)(b)(ii)(bb) for “the age of 60” substitute “the qualifying age for state pension credit”;

(c)in paragraph 11(1)(b)(ii)(5) (disability premium), for “is aged less than 60” substitute “has not attained the qualifying age for state pension credit”;

(d)in paragraph 13A(1)(b)(6) (enhanced disability premium), for “is aged less than 60” substitute “has not attained the qualifying age for state pension credit”.

(3) In Schedule 10 (capital to be disregarded), in paragraph 4(a)(7) for “is aged 60 or over” substitute “has attained the qualifying age for state pension credit”.

(2)

Paragraph 9 was amended by regulation 5(a) of S.R. 1989 No. 139 and regulation 24(5)(a) of S.R. 2003 No. 191

(3)

Sub-paragraph (1) was substituted by regulation 24(5)(c)(i) of S.R. 2003 No. 191 and amended by regulation 2(a) of S.R. 2003 No. 413 and regulation 2(7)(b)(i) of S.R. 2007 No. 154

(4)

Sub-paragraph (3)(b) was amended by regulation 24(5)(c)(ii) of S.R. 2003 No. 191

(5)

Head (b)(ii) was amended by regulation 2(b)(ii) of S.R. 2003 No. 413

(6)

Paragraph 13A was inserted by regulation 2(c)(ii) of S.R. 2000 No. 367 and sub-paragraph (1)(b) was substituted by regulation 24(5)(f) of S.R. 2003 No. 191 and amended by paragraph 20(c)(i) of Schedule 1 to S.R. 2003 No. 195

(7)

Paragraph 4(a) was amended by regulation 9(a) of S.R. 1990 No. 346

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