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Regulations made by the Department for Communities and laid before the Assembly under section 10(2) of the Mesothelioma, etc., Act (Northern Ireland) 2008 for approval of the Assembly before the expiration of six months from the date of their coming into operation

Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2017 No. 186

Social Security

The Mesothelioma Lump Sum Payments (Conditions and Amounts) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017

Made

13th September 2017

Coming into operation

25th September 2017

The Department for Communities 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) (No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017 and shall come into operation on 25th September 2017.

(2) In regulation 2—

(a)paragraph (a) applies only in relation to a person—

(i)first diagnosed with diffuse mesothelioma on or after 1st April 2017; or

(ii)where the date of the first diagnosis with diffuse mesothelioma is unknown, if a claim under section 1(1) of the Mesothelioma etc., Act (Northern Ireland) 2008 is made by that person on or after 1st April 2017; and

(b)paragraph (b) applies only in relation to the dependant of a person who dies on or after 1st April 2017 and who, immediately before death, had diffuse mesothelioma.

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.

Revocation

3.  The Mesothelioma Lump Sum Payments (Conditions and Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017 are revoked(3).

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department for Communities on 13th September 2017

(L.S.)

Denis McMahon

A senior officer of the Department for Communities

Regulation 2

SCHEDULE

Part 1

Table 1

Amount of lump sum payment to person with mesothelioma

Age of person with mesothelioma at first diagnosis, or, if unknown, at date of claimPayment
£
37 and under87,473
3885,772
3984,075
4082,378
4180,677
4278,979
4378,132
4477,278
4576,432
4675,582
4774,732
4872,358
4969,981
5067,599
5165,224
5262,840
5361,144
5459,447
5557,751
5656,046
5754,349
5849,934
5945,516
6041,106
6136,687
6232,272
6329,552
6426,833
6524,120
6621,401
6718,684
6818,131
6917,576
7017,029
7116,477
7215,926
7315,456
7414,978
7514,519
7614,058
77 and over13,590

Part 2

Table 2

Amount of lump sum payment to dependant

Age of person with mesothelioma at deathPayment
£
37 and under45,522
3844,543
3943,566
4042,590
4141,614
4240,637
4339,703
4438,760
4537,832
4636,898
4735,966
4834,819
4933,670
5032,526
5131,383
5230,238
5329,298
5428,367
5527,433
5626,492
5725,561
5822,976
5920,382
6017,794
6115,202
6212,609
6311,869
6411,134
6510,381
669,640
67 and over7,537

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations revoke and re-enact the Mesothelioma Lump Sum Payments (Conditions and Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017 which would otherwise cease to have effect by virtue of section 10(2) of the Mesothelioma, etc., Act (Northern Ireland) 2008. The Regulations amend the Mesothelioma Lump Sum Payments (Conditions and Amounts) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008 to increase amounts of lump sums payable to people with diffuse mesothelioma or to their dependants under the Mesothelioma, etc., Act (Northern Ireland) 2008. The increase in each case is 1 per cent., rounded up or down to the nearest £1 as appropriate.

(1)

2008 c. 9 (N.I.); see section 1(7) of the Departments Act (Northern Ireland) 2016 (c.5 (N.I.))

(2)

S.R. 2008 No. 354; relevant amending Regulations are S.R. 2015 No. 65

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