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The Social Security (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012

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Amendments relating to paternity leave and paternity pay: income support

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3.—(1) The Income Support Regulations are amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) to (4).

(2) In regulation 2(1) (interpretation) for the definition of “paternity leave”(1) substitute—

“paternity leave” means a period of absence from work on ordinary paternity leave by virtue of Article 112A or 112B of the Employment Rights (Northern Ireland) Order 1996(2) or on additional paternity leave by virtue of Article 112AA or 112BB of that Order 1996(3);.

(3) In paragraph 14B of Schedule 1B(4) (prescribed categories of person: paternity leave)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (1) for “paternity leave” substitute “ordinary paternity leave by virtue of Article 112A or 112B of the Employment Rights (Northern Ireland) Order 1996”; and

(b)in sub-paragraph (2)(a) for “statutory paternity pay” substitute “ordinary statutory paternity pay”.

(4) In Schedule 9 (sums to be disregarded in the calculation of income other than earnings)—

(a)in paragraph 4(5) for “statutory paternity pay” substitute “ordinary or additional statutory paternity pay”; and

(b)in paragraph 4A(6) for “statutory paternity pay” substitute “ordinary or additional statutory paternity pay”.

(1)

The definition of “paternity leave” was inserted by regulation 2(2)(b) of S.R. 2002 No. 363

(2)

S.I. 1996/1919 (N.I.16); Articles 112A and 112B were inserted by Article 4 of the Employment (Northern Ireland) Order 2002 (S.I. 2002 No. 2836 (N.I. 2))

(3)

Articles 112AA and 112BB were inserted by Articles 5 and 6 respectively of the Work and Families (Northern Ireland) Order 2006 (S.I. 2006/1947 (N. I. 16))

(4)

Schedule 1B was inserted by regulation 22 of S.R. 1996 No. 199 and paragraph 14B was inserted by regulation 2(5) of S.R. 2002 No. 363

(5)

Paragraph 4 was amended by regulation 2(6)(a) of S.R. 2002 No. 363

(6)

Paragraph 4A was inserted by regulation 36(a) of S.R. 1988 No. 146 and amended by regulation 2(6)(b) of S.R. 2002 No. 363 and regulation 2(16)(a) of S.R. 2008 No. 112

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