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The Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 1999

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Council Tax Benefit

22.—(1) The sums relevant to the calculation of an applicable amount as specified in the Council Tax Benefit Regulations shall be the sums set out in the following provisions of this article and Schedules 11 and 12 to this Order; and for this purpose references in this article to a numbered regulation or Schedule are, unless the context otherwise requires, references to a regulation of, or a Schedule to, the Council Tax Benefit Regulations bearing that number.

(2) In regulations 8(b), 9(c) and paragraph 15(a) of Part III of Schedule 1 (applicable amounts), the sum specified is in each case £3,000.

(3) In regulation 10(1)(1) (patients)—

(a)in sub-paragraphs (a), (b) and (d)(ii), for the sum of £16.20 there shall be substituted the sum of £16.70 in each case;

(b)in sub-paragraphs (c)(i) and (d)(i), for the sum of £12.95 there shall be substituted the sum of £13.35 in each case; and

(c)in sub-paragraph (c)(ii), for the sum of £32.40 there shall be substituted the sum of £33.40.

(4) In regulation 52(2) (non-dependant deductions)—

(a)in paragraph (1)(a) for the sum of £6.00 there shall be substituted the sum of £6.50;

(b)in paragraph (1)(b) for the sum of £2.00 there shall be substituted the sum of £2.15;

(c)in paragraph (2)(a) for the sum of £116.00 there shall be substituted the sum of £118.00;

(d)in paragraph (2)(b) for the sum of

(i)£116.00 there shall be substituted the sum of £118.00,

(ii)£200.00 there shall be substituted the sum of £204.00,

(iii)£4.00 there shall be substituted the sum of £4.30; and

(e)in paragraph (2)(c) for the sum of

(i)£200.00 there shall be substituted the sum of £204.00,

(ii)£250.00 there shall be substituted the sum of £255.00,

(iii)£5.00 there shall be substituted the sum of £5.40.

(5) The sums specified in Part I of Schedule 1 (applicable amounts: personal allowances) shall be as set out in Schedule 11 to this Order.

(6) In paragraph 3 of Part II of Schedule 1(3) (applicable amounts: family premium)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (a) the sum specified is £22.05; and

(b)in sub-paragraph (b) for the sum of £11.05 there shall be substituted the sum of £13.90.

(7) The sums specified in Part IV of Schedule 1 (applicable amounts: premiums) shall be as set out in Schedule 12 to this Order.

(8) In paragraph 1 of Schedule 2 (amount of alternative maximum council tax benefit)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (2)(b)(i) for the sum of £116.00 there shall be substituted the sum of £118.00;

(b)in sub-paragraph (2)(b)(ii) for the sums of £116.00 and £152.00 there shall be substituted the sums of £118.00 and £155.00 respectively.

(1)

Relevant amending instruments are S.I. 1993/688 and 1996/1803.

(2)

Relevant amending instruments are S.I. 1996/2518 and 1998/470.

(3)

Relevant amending instruments are S.I. 1996/1803, 1997/1790 and 1998/766.

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