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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2010 No. 120

Social Security

The Social Security (Industrial Injuries) (Dependency) (Permitted Earnings Limits) Order (Northern Ireland) 2010

Made

19th March 2010

Coming into operation

14th April 2010

The Department for Social Development makes the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by paragraph 4(5) of Schedule 7 to the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992(1) and now vested in it(2).

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Social Security (Industrial Injuries) (Dependency) (Permitted Earnings Limits) Order (Northern Ireland) 2010 and shall come into operation on 14th April 2010.

Increase in earnings limits in respect of dependent children and qualifying young persons

2.  In paragraph 4(4) of Schedule 7 to the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 for “£195”, in both places where it occurs, substitute “£200”.

Revocation

3.  Article 2(a) of the Social Security (Industrial Injuries) (Dependency) (Permitted Earnings Limits) Order (Northern Ireland) 2009(3) is revoked.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department for Social Development on 19th March 2010

(L.S.)

B McGahan

A senior officer of the Department for Social Development

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

Paragraph 4 of Schedule 7 to the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 increases the weekly rate of a disablement pension, where the beneficiary is entitled to unemployability supplement, for periods during which the beneficiary is entitled to child benefit in respect of one or more children or qualifying young persons. Paragraph 4(4) applies where such a beneficiary is one of two persons who are spouses or civil partners residing together, or who are living together as husband and wife or civil partners, and the other person had earnings in any week. It provides that the increase shall not be payable in respect of the first child or qualifying young person if the other person’s earnings are £195 a week or more and in respect of further children or qualifying young persons for each complete £26 by which those earnings exceed £195. This Order increases the amount of £195 to £200.

Article 3 revokes Article 2(a) of the Social Security (Industrial Injuries) (Dependency) (Permitted Earnings Limits) Order (Northern Ireland) 2009.

(1)

1992 c. 7; paragraph 4 of Schedule 7 was amended by paragraph 105(2) of Schedule 24 to the Civil Partnership Act 2004 (c. 33), paragraph 42(2) of Schedule 1 to the Child Benefit Act 2005 (c. 6) and Article 2 of S.R. 2009 No. 101

(2)

See Article 8(b) of S.R. 1999 No. 481