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The Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 1999

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1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 1999.

(2) Subject to paragraph (3) of this article, this Order shall come into force for the purposes of—

(a)articles 1, 2, 6, 22 and 27, on 1st April 1999;

(b)article 8, in so far as it relates to a particular beneficiary, on the first day of the first benefit week to commence for that beneficiary on or after 1st April 1999, and for the purpose of this sub-paragraph, “benefit week” has the same meaning as in the Computation of Earnings Regulations;

(c)articles 3 to 5, 7, 11, 12 and 13, on 12th April 1999;

(d)article 9, on 6th April 1999;

(e)article 10, on 4th April 1999;

(f)articles 14 and 15, on 15th April 1999;

(g)articles 16, 17 and 26, on 13th April 1999;

(h)articles 18, 19 and 20, in so far as they relate to a particular beneficiary, on the first day of the first benefit week to commence for that beneficiary on or after 12th April 1999, and for the purpose of this sub-paragraph, “benefit week” has the same meaning as in the Income Support Regulations;

(i)article 21, in relation to a case where rent is payable at intervals of a week or any multiple thereof, on 5th April 1999, and in relation to any other case, on 1st April 1999;

(j)articles 23, 24 and 25, in so far as they relate to a particular beneficiary, on the first day of the first benefit week to commence for that beneficiary on or after 12th April 1999, and for the purpose of this sub-paragraph, “benefit week” has the same meaning as in the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations.

(3) The increases made—

(a)in the sums specified for rates or amounts of benefit under the Contributions and Benefits Act or the Pension Schemes Act; and

(b)by article 23(c) of this Order in so far as it is relevant for the purposes referred to in article 6(11) of this Order,

shall take effect for each case on the date specified in relation to that case in article 6 of this Order.

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