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The Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order (Northern Ireland) 2010

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

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20.—(1) The sums relevant to the calculation of an applicable amount as specified in the Housing Benefit (SPC) Regulations shall be the sums set out in this Article and Schedules 7 and 8 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 (SPC) Regulations bearing that number.

(2) In regulation 28(3) (calculation of income on a weekly basis) the sums of £175∙00 and £300∙00 remain the same.

(3) In regulation 53 (non-dependant deductions)—

(a)in paragraph (1) the sums of £47∙75, £6∙95, £7∙40 and £2∙30 remain the same; and

(b)in paragraph (2)(1)—

(i)in sub-paragraph (a) the sum of £120∙00 remains the same,

(ii)in sub-paragraph (b) the sums of £120∙00, £178∙00 and £17∙00 remain the same,

(iii)in sub-paragraph (c) the sums of £178∙00, £231∙00 and £23∙35 remain the same,

(iv)in sub-paragraph (d) the sums of £231∙00, £306∙00 and £38∙20 remain the same,

(v)in sub-paragraph (e) the sums of £306∙00, £382∙00 and £43∙50 remain the same,

(vi)in sub-paragraph (f) the sum of £178∙00 remains the same,

(vii)in sub-paragraph (g) the sums of £178∙00, £306∙00 and £4∙60 remain the same, and

(viii)in sub-paragraph (h) the sums of £306∙00, £382∙00 and £5∙80 remain the same.

(4) In Schedule 1 (ineligible service charges)—

(a)in paragraph 2(2) for “£22∙95”, “£22∙95”, “£11∙60”, “£15∙25”, “£15∙25”, “£7∙65” and “£2∙80” substitute “£23∙35”, “£23∙35”, “£11∙80”, “£15∙50”, “£15∙50”, “£7∙80” and “£2∙85” respectively; and

(b)in paragraph 6(2) the sums of “£21∙55”, “£2∙50”, “£1∙75” and “£2∙50” remain the same.

(5) The sums specified in Part I of Schedule 4 (applicable amounts: personal allowances) shall be as set out in Schedule 7 to this Order.

(6) In paragraph 3 of Part II of Schedule 4(3) (applicable amounts: family premium)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (1) for “£17∙30” substitute “£17∙40”; and

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

(7) The sums specified in Part IV of Schedule 4 (applicable amounts: amounts of premiums specified in Part III) shall be as set out in Schedule 8 to this Order.

(8) In paragraph 9(1) and (3)(c) of Schedule 5(4) (sums disregarded from claimant’s earnings) for “£16∙85” substitute “£17∙10”.

(9) In paragraph 22 of Schedule 6(5) (amounts to be disregarded in the calculation of income other than earnings) for “£16∙85” substitute “£17∙10”.

(1)

Paragraph (2) was amended by Article 20(3)(b) of S.R. 2009 No. 89

(2)

Paragraphs 2 and 6(2) were amended by Article 20(4)(a) of S.R. 2009 No. 89

(3)

Paragraph 3 was amended by Article 20(6) of S.R. 2009 No. 89

(4)

Paragraph 9 was amended by Article 20(8) of S.R. 2009 No. 89

(5)

Paragraph 22 was amended by regulation 6(6)(d) of S.R. 2008 No. 498 and Article 20(9) of S.R. 2009 No. 89

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