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The Income Support (General) Amendment Regulations 1989

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Amendment of Schedule 2 to the General Regulations

5.  In Schedule 2 to the General Regulations (applicable amounts)–

(a)for paragraph 9 there shall be substituted the following paragraphs–

Pensioner premium for persons under 75

9.  The condition is that the claimant–

(a)is a single claimant or lone parent aged not less than 60 but less than 75; or

(b)has a partner and is, or his partner is, aged not less than 60 but less than 75.

Pensioner premium for persons 75 and over

9A.  The condition is that the claimant–

(a)is a single claimant or lone parent aged not less than 75 but less than 80; or

(b)has a partner and is, or his partner is, aged not less than 75 but less than 80.;

(b)in paragraph 12(1)(c)(i) for the words “solely on account of the maximum age for this payment being reached” there shall be substituted the words “either on account of the maximum age for this payment being reached or the payment of a retirement pension under the Social Security Act”;

(c)in paragraph 15–

(i)for sub-paragraph (2) there shall be substituted the following sub-paragraphs–

(2) Pensioner premium for persons aged under 75–

(a)where the claimant satisfies the condition in paragraph 9(a);

(2) (a) £11.20;

(b)where the claimant satisfies the condition in paragraph 9(b);

(b)£17.05;

(2A) Pensioner premium for persons aged 75 and over–

(a)where the claimant satisfies the condition in paragraph 9A(a);

(2A) (a) £13.70;

(b)where the claimant satisfies the condition in paragraph 9A(b);

(b)£20.55;;

(ii)in sub-paragraph (3) for “£13.70” and “£19.50” there shall be substituted “£16.20” and “£23.00” respectively(1)

(1)

Paragraph 15(3) of Schedule 2 was amended by article 15(5) of, and Schedule 4 to, the Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 1989 (S.I. 1989/43).

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