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The Social Security (Miscellaneous Amendments No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012

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2.—(1) The Income Support (General) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1987(1) are amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) to (4).

(2) In regulation (2)(1)(2) (interpretation) after the definition of “the Contributions and Benefits Act” insert—

“the Contributions Regulations” means the Social Security (Contributions) Regulations 2001(3);.

(3) In regulation 29(4) (calculation of earnings derived from employed earner’s employment and income other than earnings) after paragraph (2A)(5) insert—

(2B) Earnings derived by a claimant as a member of any territorial or reserve force prescribed in Part 1 of Schedule 6 to the Contributions Regulations in respect of a period of annual continuous training for a maximum of 15 days in any calendar year, whether paid to the claimant alone or together with other earnings derived from the same source, are to be taken into account—

(a)in the case of a period of training exceeding 14 days, over a period of 14 days;

(b)in any other case, over a period which is equal to the duration of the training period.

(2C) The period over which earnings to which paragraph (2B) applies are to be taken into account shall begin on the date on which the payment is treated as paid under regulation 31..

(4) In Schedule 8 (sums to be disregarded in the calculation of earnings) for paragraph 15A(6) substitute—

15A.(1) Where earnings to which sub-paragraph (2) applies (in aggregate with the claimant’s other income (if any) calculated in accordance with this Part) exceed the applicable amount (as specified in Part IV and Schedule 2) less 10 pence, the amount of those earnings corresponding to that excess.

(2) This sub-paragraph applies to earnings, in so far as they exceed the amount disregarded under paragraph 7, derived by the claimant from employment as a member of any territorial or reserve force prescribed in Part 1 of Schedule 6 to the Contributions Regulations in respect of a period of annual continuous training for a maximum of 15 days in any calendar year..

(2)

The definition of “the Contributions and Benefits Act” was inserted by regulation 4(2)(a) of S.R. 1993 No. 373

(4)

Regulation 29 was amended by regulation 6(a) of S.R. 1988 No. 431, regulation 10 of S.R. 1990 No. 131, regulation 5(1) of S.R. 1997 No. 22, regulation 2(5)(a) of S.R. 2008 No. 112 and in other ways that are not relevant to these Regulations

(5)

Paragraph (2A) was inserted by regulation 5(1)(b) of S.R. 1997 No. 22 and amended by regulation 8 of S.R. 1998 No. 81 and regulation 3(5) and the Schedule to, S.R. 2000 No. 241

(6)

Paragraph 15A was inserted by regulation 5(11)(c) of S.R. 1996 No. 405 and amended by regulation 5(8) of S.R. 2006 No. 359

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