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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

2018 No. 59

Social Security

The Mesothelioma Lump Sum Payments (Conditions and Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2018

Made

20th March 2018

Coming into operation

1st April 2018

The Department for Communities makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 1(3) and 9(2)(a) 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) 2018 and shall come into operation on 1st April 2018.

(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 2018; 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 2018; and

(b)paragraph (b) applies only in relation to the dependant of a person who dies on or after 1st April 2018 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.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department for Communities on 20th March 2018

(L.S.)

Anne McCleary

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 under90,097
3888,345
3986,597
4084,849
4183,097
4281,348
4380,476
4479,596
4578,725
4677,849
4776,974
4874,529
4972,080
5069,627
5167,181
5264,725
5362,978
5461,230
5559,484
5657,727
5755,979
5851,432
5946,881
6042,339
6137,788
6233,240
6330,439
6427,638
6524,844
6622,043
6719,245
6818,675
6918,103
7017,540
7116,971
7216,404
7315,920
7415,427
7514,955
7614,480
77 and over13,998

Part 2

Table 2

Amount of lump sum payment to dependant

Age of person with mesothelioma at deathPayment
£
37 and under46,888
3845,879
3944,873
4043,868
4142,862
4241,856
4340,894
4439,923
4538,967
4638,005
4737,045
4835,864
4934,680
5033,502
5132,324
5231,145
5330,177
5429,218
5528,256
5627,287
5726,328
5823,665
5920,993
6018,328
6115,658
6212,987
6312,225
6411,468
6510,692
669,929
67 and over7,763

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 diffuse mesothelioma or to their dependants under the Mesothelioma, etc., Act (Northern Ireland) 2008. The increase in the amounts paid from 1st April 2018 in each case is 3 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. 2018 No. 55

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