The Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2012

State Pension Credit

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27.  (1)  The amounts as specified in the State Pension Credit Regulations shall be the amounts set out in this article and Schedule 17 to this Order; and unless stated otherwise, any reference in this article to a numbered Schedule is a reference to the Schedule to the State Pension Credit Regulations bearing that number.

(2) In regulation 6(1) (amount of the guarantee credit)—

(a)in paragraph (1)(a) for “£209.70” substitute “£217.90”;

(b)in paragraph (1)(b) for “£137.35” substitute “£142.70”;

(c)in paragraph (5)(a) for “£55.30” substitute “£58.20”;

(d)in paragraph (5)(b) for “£110.60” substitute “£116.40”; and

(e)in paragraph (8) for “£31.00” substitute “£32.60”.

(3) In regulation 7(2) (savings credit)—

(a)in paragraph (1) “60 per cent.”, “60 per cent.” and “40 per cent.” in sub-paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) respectively remain unchanged; and

(b)in paragraph (2) for “£103.15” and “£164.55” substitute “£111.80” and “£178.35” respectively.

(4) In paragraph 14 of Schedule II(3) (persons residing with the claimant)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (1)(a) for “£60.60” substitute “£73.85”;

(b)in sub-paragraph (1)(b) for “£9.40” substitute “£11.45”;

(c)in sub-paragraph (2)(a) for “£122.00” substitute “£124.00”;

(d)in sub-paragraph (2)(b) for “£122.00”, “£180.00” and “£21.55” substitute “£124.00”, “£183.00” and “£26.25” respectively;

(e)in sub-paragraph (2)(c) for “£180.00”, “£234.00” and “£29.60” substitute “£183.00”, “£238.00” and “£36.10” respectively;

(f)in sub-paragraph (2)(d) for “£234.00”, “£310.00” and “£48.45” substitute “£238.00”, “£316.00” and “£59.05” respectively; and

(g)in sub-paragraph (2)(e) for “£310.00”, “£387.00” and “£55.20” substitute “£316.00”, “£394.00” and “£67.25” respectively.

(5) In paragraph 1 of Schedule III(4) (polygamous marriages)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (5) for “£209.70” and “£72.35” substitute “£217.90” and “£75.20” respectively; and

(b)in sub-paragraph (7) for “£164.55” substitute “£178.35”.

(6) The amounts specified in any provision of the State Pension Credit Regulations set out in column (1) of Schedule 17 to this Order are the amounts set out in column (2) of that Schedule.

(1)

Relevant amending instrument is S.I. 2011/821.

(2)

Relevant amending instrument is S.I. 2011/821.

(3)

Relevant amending instruments are S.I. 2002/3197, 2004/2327, 2006/2378 and 2011/821.

(4)

Relevant amending instruments are S.I. 2002/3197 and 2011/821.