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The Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order (Northern Ireland) 2018

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PART 6EMPLOYMENT AND SUPPORT ALLOWANCE

Applicable amounts for the Employment and Support Allowance Regulations 2008

27.—(1) The sums relevant to the calculation of an applicable amount as specified in the Employment and Support Allowance Regulations 2008 shall be the sums set out in this Article and Schedule 11 to this Order; and unless stated otherwise, a reference in this Article to a numbered Schedule is a reference to the Schedule to the Employment and Support Allowance Regulations 2008 bearing that number.

(2) The sums specified in Part 3 of Schedule 4 (weekly amount of premiums specified in Part 2) shall be as set out in Schedule 11 to this Order.

(3) In paragraph 13 of Part 4 of Schedule 4(1) (the component) for “£36∙55” substitute “£37∙65”.

(4) In paragraph 12 of Schedule 6 (general provisions applying to housing costs)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (4)(2) the sum of £100,000 remains the same;

(b)in sub-paragraph 12(b)(3) the sum of £150,000 remains the same; and

(c)in sub-paragraph 12(c) the sum of £125,000 remains the same.

(5) In paragraph 19 of Schedule 6(4) (housing costs: non-dependant deductions)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (1) for “£95∙45” and “£14∙80” substitute “£98∙30” and “£15∙25” respectively; and

(b)in sub-paragraph (2)—

(i)in head (a) for “£136∙00” substitute “£139∙00”,

(ii)in head (b) for “£136∙00”, “£200∙00” and “£34∙00” substitute “£139∙00”, “£204∙00” and “£35∙00” respectively,

(iii)in head (c) for “£200∙00”, “£259∙00” and “£46∙65” substitute “£204∙00”, “£265∙00” and “£48∙05” respectively,

(iv)in head (d) for “£259∙00”, “£346∙00” and “£76∙35” substitute “£265∙00”, “£354∙00” and “£78∙65” respectively, and

(v)in head (e) for “£346∙00”, “£430∙00” and “£86∙95” substitute “£354∙00”, “£439∙00” and “£89∙55” respectively.

Prescribed amount for the Employment and Support Allowance Regulations 2016

28.—(1) In regulation 62(2) of the Employment and Support Allowance Regulations 2016 (prescribed amounts) for “£36∙20” substitute “£37∙65”.

(2) In regulation 62(2)(b) of the Employment and Support Allowance Regulations 2016 (prescribed amounts), as it has effect in cases falling within paragraphs 2 to 7 of Schedule 2 to the Employment and Support Allowance (Consequential Amendments and Transitional and Savings Provisions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017(5), for “£36∙55” substitute “£37∙65”.

(1)

Paragraph 13 was amended by regulation 2(4)(c)(i) of S.R. 2017 No. 51 and Article 25(3) of S.R. 2018 No. 56

(2)

See S.R. 2008 No. 503 which modifies paragraph 12(4) so that it applies as if the reference to “£100,000” were to “£200,000” in relation to certain persons

(3)

Sub-paragraph (12) was added by regulation 3(30)(c) of S.R. 2008 No. 413

(4)

Paragraph 19(1) and (2) was amended by Article 25(4) of S.R. 2018 No. 56

(5)

S.R. 2017 No. 51. Regulation 62(2) of the Employment and Support Allowance Regulations 2016 was substituted by regulation 3(4)(b) of S.R. 2017 No. 51 but that amendment does not apply where any of the circumstances in paragraphs 2 to 7 of Schedule 2 to that Statutory Rule apply and was amended by Article 26 of S.R. 2018 No. 56

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