Abolition of adult dependency increasesE+W+S
15Maternity allowance and carer's allowanceE+W+S
(1)The following provisions of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 (c. 4) (“the Benefits Act”) are omitted on 6 April 2010—
(a)section 82 (maternity allowance: increase for adult dependants); and
(b)section 90 (carer's allowance: increase for adult dependants).
(2)Nothing in subsection (1) or Part 2 of Schedule 7 applies in relation to—
(a)the amount of a maternity allowance payable for a maternity allowance period (within the meaning of section 35(2) of the Benefits Act) which begins before 6 April 2010 but ends on or after that date, or
(b)the amount of a carer's allowance payable to a qualifying person at any time on or after 6 April 2010 but before the appropriate date.
(3)In subsection (2)(b)—
“a qualifying person” means a person who—(a)
has, before 6 April 2010, made a claim for an increase in a carer's allowance under section 90 of the Benefits Act; and(b)
immediately before that date is either entitled to the increase claimed or a beneficiary to whom section 92 of the Benefits Act applies in respect of that increase (continuation of awards where fluctuating earnings);
“the appropriate date” means whichever is the earlier of—(a)
6 April 2020; and(b)
the date when the qualifying person ceases to be either entitled to that increase or a beneficiary to whom section 92 of the Benefits Act applies in respect of that increase.