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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2012 No. 83

Social Security

The Mesothelioma Lump Sum Payments (Conditions and Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012

Made

1st March 2012

Coming into operation

1st April 2012

Approved by resolution of the Assembly on

26th March 2012

The Department for Social Development makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by section 1(3) of the Mesothelioma, etc., Act (Northern Ireland) 2008(1).

Citation, commencement and application

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Mesothelioma Lump Sum Payments (Conditions and Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 and shall come into operation on 1st April 2012.

(2) In regulation 2—

(a)paragraph (a) shall apply in relation to a person—

(i)first diagnosed with mesothelioma on or after 1st April 2012; or

(ii)where the date of their first diagnosis with mesothelioma is unknown, if a claim is made by that person on or after 1st April 2012; and

(b)paragraph (b) shall apply in relation to the dependant of a person who dies on or after 1st April 2012.

Amendment of the Mesothelioma Lump Sum Payments (Conditions and Amounts) Regulations

2.  In the Schedule to the Mesothelioma Lump Sum Payments (Conditions and Amounts) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008(2)—

(a)for Table 1 substitute the Table set out in Part 1 of the Schedule to these Regulations; and

(b)for Table 2 substitute the Table set out in Part 2 of the Schedule to these Regulations.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department for Social Development on 1st March 2012

(L.S.)

Anne McCleary

A senior officer of the Department for Social Development

Regulation 2

SCHEDULE

Part 1

Table 1

Amount of lump sum payment to person with mesothelioma

Age of person with mesothelioma at diagnosis,Payment
or, if unknown, at date of claim£
37 and under81,536
3879,951
3978,369
4076,787
4175,202
4273,619
4372,829
4472,033
4571,245
4670,453
4769,660
4867,447
4965,231
5063,011
5160,796
5258,575
5356,994
5455,412
5553,832
5652,242
5750,660
5846,546
5942,427
6038,316
6134,197
6230,081
6327,546
6425,012
6522,483
6619,949
6717,416
6816,900
6916,384
7015,873
7115,359
7214,844
7314,407
7413,962
7513,534
7613,104
77 and over12,666

Part 2

Table 2

Amount of lump sum payment to dependant

Age of person with mesothelioma at deathPayment
£
37 and under42,432
3841,520
3940,610
4039,700
4138,790
4237,880
4337,009
4436,129
4535,264
4634,394
4733,525
4832,455
4931,386
5030,318
5129,253
5228,186
5327,309
5426,441
5525,570
5624,695
5723,827
5821,417
5918,999
6016,586
6114,170
6211,753
6311,064
6410,379
659,676
668,986
67 and over7,025

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the Mesothelioma Lump Sum Payments (Conditions and Amounts) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008 to increase amounts of lump sums payable to people with mesothelioma or to their dependants under the Mesothelioma, etc., Act (Northern Ireland) 2008. The increase in each case is 5.2 per cent., rounded up or down to the nearest £1 as appropriate.

(2)

S.R. 2008 No. 354; relevant amending Regulations are S.R. 2011 No. 68

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