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The Social Security Benefits Up-rating Regulations 1991

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Conditions relating to payment of additional benefit under awards made before the appointed or prescribed day

2.—(1) This regulation applies to a case where–

(a)either–

(i)an award of any benefit under Chapters I to III of Part II of the Act has been made before the day appointed or prescribed for the payment of the benefit in question at a higher rate provided in or by virtue of the up-rating order, or

(ii)an award of any benefit under Part IIof the Act has been made before the day appointed or prescribed for the payment of the benefit in question at a lower rate provided in or by virtue of the up-rating order;

(b)the period to which the award relates has not ended before that day; and

(c)the award does not, in accordance with the provisions of section 64(3) of the 1986 Act, provide for the payment of the benefit at a higher or lower rate (as the case may be) as from that day.

(2) In a case to which this regulation applies, section 64(2) of the 1986 Act shall have effect subject to the condition that if a question arises as to either–

(a)the weekly rate at which the benefit is payable by virtue of the up-rating order; or

(b)whether the conditions for the receipt of the benefit at the altered rate are satisfied,

the benefit shall, until the question has been determined in accordance with the provisions of the Act, be or continue to be payable at the weekly rate specified in paragraph (3).

(3) The weekly rate referred to in paragraph (2) is the weekly rate specified in the award or the weekly rate at which the benefit would have been paid if the question had not arisen, whichever is the lower.

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