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Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992

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145Rate of child benefit

(1)Child benefit shall be payable at such weekly rate as may be prescribed.

(2)Different rates may be prescribed in relation to different cases, whether by reference to the age of the child in respect of whom the benefit is payable or otherwise.

(3)The power to prescribe different rates under subsection (2) above shall be exercised so as to bring different rates into force on such day as the Secretary of State may by order specify.

(4)No rate prescribed in place of a rate previously in force shall be lower than the rate that it replaces.

(5)Regulations under this section shall be made by the Secretary of State in conjunction with the Treasury.

(6)An order under subsection (3) above may be varied or revoked at any time before the date specified thereby.

(7)An order under that subsection shall be laid before Parliament after being made.

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