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The Social Security (Miscellaneous Amendments No. 6) 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 are amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) and (3).

(2) In Schedule 1B(1) (prescribed categories of person)—

(a)in paragraph 7(c)(2) for “that Act” substitute “the Contributions and Benefits Act”; and

(b)in paragraph 14(b)(3) omit “7 weeks after the date on which her pregnancy ends where the expected week of confinement begins prior to 6th April 2003 or” and “where the expected week of confinement begins on or after 6th April 2003”.

(3) In paragraph 5B of Schedule 9(4) (sums to be disregarded in the calculation of income other than earnings), after sub-paragraph (2) add—

(3) Any increase in respect of a dependent child or dependent young person under section 80 or 90 of the Contributions and Benefits Act(5) (increases for dependants) where—

(a)the claimant has a child or young person who is a member of the claimant’s family for the purposes of the claimant’s claim for income support; and

(b)the claimant, or that claimant’s partner, has been awarded a child tax credit ..

(1)

Schedule 1B was inserted by regulation 22 of S.R. 1996 No. 199

(2)

Paragraph 7 was amended by regulation 2(1)(b) and (2) of S.R. 2009 No. 418

(3)

Sub-paragraph (b) was amended by regulation 2 of S.R. 2002 No. 332

(4)

Paragraph 5B was inserted by paragraph 23(b) of Schedule 1 to S.R. 2003 No. 195

(5)

Sections 80 and 90 of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 are repealed by section 1(3)(e) of the Tax Credits Act 2002, section 80 was repealed by Schedule 6 to that Act; See also Article 2 of S.R. 2003 No. 212 which saves the repealed provisions in certain circumstances; section 80(4) was amended by Article 8 of S.R. 2010 No. 118; See also section 30(1) and (2) of the Welfare Reform Act (Northern Ireland) 2010 (c. 13)

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