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

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Article 3(1)

SCHEDULE 1Provisions of Schedule 4 to the Contributions and Benefits Act as amended by this Order

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PART ICONTRIBUTORY PERIODICAL BENEFITS

Description of benefitWeekly rate
2.(1)Short-term incapacity benefit.(a) lower rate£68∙95
(b) higher rate£81∙60.
2A.Long-term incapacity benefit.£91∙40.
5.(2)Category B retirement pension where section 48A(3) applies.£58∙50.

PART II(3)BEREAVEMENT PAYMENT

Bereavement payment.£2,000∙00

PART IIINON-CONTRIBUTORY PERIODICAL BENEFITS

Description of benefitWeekly rate
1.Attendance allowance.(a) higher rate£71∙40
(b) lower rate£47∙80
(the appropriate rate being determined in accordance with section 65(3)).
2.Severe disablement allowance.£59∙45.
3.Age related addition.(a) higher rate£15∙00
(b) middle rate£8∙40
(c) lower rate£5∙45
(the appropriate rate being determined in accordance with section 69(1)).
4.(1)Carer’s allowance.£53∙90.
6.Category C retirement pension.(a) lower rate£35∙00
(b) higher rate£58∙50
(the appropriate rate being determined in accordance with section 78(5)).
7.Category D retirement pension.The higher rate for Category C retirement pensions under paragraph 6 above.
8.Age addition (to a pension of any category, and otherwise under section 79).£0∙25.

PART IVINCREASES FOR DEPENDANTS

Benefit to which increase appliesIncrease for qualifying childIncrease for adult dependant
(1)(2)(3)
££
1A.(4)Short-term incapacity benefit—

(a)where the beneficiary is under pensionable age;

11·3541·35

(b)where the beneficiary is over pensionable age.

11·3551·10
2.Long-term incapacity benefit.11·3553·10
3.Maternity allowance.41·35
4.Widowed mother’s allowance.11·35
4A.(5)Widowed parent’s allowance.11·35
5.Category A or B retirement pension.11·3557·05
6.Category C retirement pension.11·3534·15
8.Severe disablement allowance.11·3531·90
9.(6)Carer’s allowance.11·3531·70

PART VRATE OF INDUSTRIAL INJURIES BENEFIT

Description of benefit, etc.Rate

1.  Disablement pension (weekly rates).

For the several degrees of disablement set out in column (1) of the following Table, the respective amounts in that Table, using—

(a)

column (2) for any period during which the beneficiary is over the age of 18 or is entitled to an increase of benefit in respect of a dependant;

(b)

column (3) for any period during which the beneficiary is not over the age of 18 and not so entitled;

TABLE
Degree of disablementAmount
(1)(2)(3)
Per cent.££
100145∙8089∙35
90131∙2280∙42
80116∙6471∙48
70102∙0662∙55
6087∙4853∙61
5072∙9044∙68
4058∙3235∙74
3043∙7426∙81
2029∙1617∙87

2.  Maximum increase of weekly disablement pension where constant attendance needed.

(a)except in cases of exceptionally severe disablement £58·40

(b)in any case of exceptionally severe disablement £116·80

3.  Increase of weekly rate of disablement pension (exceptionally severe disablement).

£58·40

4.  Maximum of aggregate of weekly benefit payable for successive accidents.

(a)for any period during which the beneficiary is over the age of 18 or is entitled to an increase in benefit in respect of a dependant £145·80

(b)for any period during which the beneficiary is not over the age of 18 and not so entitled £89·35

5.  Unemployability supplement under paragraph 2 of Schedule 7.

£90·10

6.  Increase under paragraph 3 of Schedule 7 of weekly rate of unemployability supplement.

(a)if on the qualifying date the beneficiary was under the age of 35 or if that date fell before 5th July 1948 £18·65

(b)if head (a) above does not apply and on the qualifying date the beneficiary was under the age of 40 and he had not attained pensionable age before 6th April 1979 £18·65

(c)if heads (a) and (b) above do not apply and on the qualifying date the beneficiary was under the age of 45 £12·00

(d)if heads (a), (b) and (c) above do not apply and on the qualifying date the beneficiary was under the age of 50 and had not attained pensionable age before 6th April 1979 £12·00

(e)in any other case £6·00

7.  Increase under paragraph 4 of Schedule 7 of weekly rate of disablement pension.

£11·35

8.  Increase under paragraph 6 of Schedule 7 of weekly rate of disablement pension.

£53·90

9.  Maximum disablement gratuity under paragraph 9 of Schedule 7.

£9,680·00

10.  Widow’s pension (weekly rates).

(a)initial rate £57·65

(b)higher permanent rate £97·65

(c)lower permanent rate 30 per cent. of the first sum specified in section 44(4) (Category A basic retirement pension)

(the appropriate rate being determined in accordance with paragraph 16 of Schedule 7)

11.  Widower’s pension (weekly rate).

£97·65

12.  Weekly rate of allowance in respect of children and qualifying young persons under paragraph 18 of Schedule 7.

In respect of each child or qualifying young person £11·35.
(1)

Paragraphs 2 and 2A were substituted for paragraph 2 by Article 4(2) of the Social Security (Incapacity for Work) (Northern Ireland) Order 1994

(2)

Paragraph 5 was amended by paragraph 18(11) of Schedule 2 to the Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 1995

(3)

Part II was substituted by Article 51(2) of the Welfare Reform and Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 1999

(4)

Paragraph 1A was inserted and paragraph 2 substituted by Article 4(5) of the Social Security (Incapacity for Work) (Northern Ireland) Order 1994

(5)

Paragraph 4A was inserted by paragraph 13 of Schedule 8 to the Welfare Reform and Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 1999

(6)

Paragraph 9 was amended by Article 2(2)(a)(vii) of S.R. 2002 No. 321

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