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The Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2003

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PART IVJOBSEEKER'S ALLOWANCE

Increase in age-related amounts of contribution-based Jobseeker’s Allowance

22.  In regulation 79(1) of the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations (weekly amounts of contribution-based jobseeker’s allowance)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (a) for “£32.50” substitute “£32.90 ”;

(b)in sub-paragraph (b) for “£42.70” substitute “£43.25 ”; and

(c)in sub-paragraph (c) for “£53.95” substitute “£54.65 ”.

Applicable amounts for Jobseeker’s Allowance

23.  (1)  The sums relevant to the calculation of an applicable amount as specified in the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations shall be the sums set out in the following provisions of this article and Schedules 10 to 15 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 Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations bearing that number.

(2) In—

(a)regulations 83(b), 84(1)(c), 85(1) and 148(1)(a)(ii), (c)(ii) and (d)(i); and

(b)paragraphs 15A(2)(a) and 16(a) of Part III of Schedule 1,

the sum specified is in each case £3,000.

(3) The sums specified in Part I of Schedule 1(1) (applicable amounts: personal allowances) shall be as set out in Schedule 10 to this Order.

(4) In paragraph 4 of Part II of Schedule 1(2) (applicable amounts: family premium)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (1)(a) “£15.90” remains unchanged; and

(b)in sub-paragraph (1)(b) for “£14.75” substitute “£15.75 ”.

(5) The sums specified in Part IV of Schedule 1(3) (applicable amounts: weekly amounts of premiums) shall be as set out in Schedule 11 to this Order.

(6) The sums specified in Part IVB of Schedule 1(4) (applicable amounts: weekly amounts of premiums for joint-claim couples) shall be as set out in Schedule 12 to this Order.

(7) In paragraph 17 of Schedule 2(5) (housing costs: non-dependant deductions)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (1)(a) “£47.75” remains unchanged;

(b)in sub-paragraph (1)(b) “£7.40” remains unchanged;

(c)in sub-paragraph (2)(a) for “£88.00” substitute “£92.00 ”;

(d)in sub-paragraph (2)(b)—

(i)for “£88.00” substitute “£92.00”;

(ii)for “£131.00” substitute “£137.00”;

(iii)“£17.00” remains unchanged;

(e)in sub-paragraph (2)(c)—

(i)for “£131.00” substitute “£137.00”;

(ii)for “£170.00” substitute “£177.00”;

(iii)“£23.35” remains unchanged;

(f)in sub-paragraph (2)(d)—

(i)for “£170.00” substitute “£177.00”;

(ii)for “£225.00” substitute “£235.00”;

(iii)“£38.20” remains unchanged; and

(g)in sub-paragraph (2)(e)—

(i)“£225.00” substitute “£235.00”;

(ii)for “£281.00” substitute “£293.00”;

(iii)“£43.50” remains unchanged.

(8) Those sums relevant to the calculation of an applicable amount which are specified in Schedule 5(6) (applicable amounts in special cases)—

(a)which are amended by this Order shall be as set out in Part I of Schedule 13 to this Order;

(b)which are not increased by this Order are the sums set out in Part II of that Schedule.

(9) Those sums relevant to the calculation of an applicable amount which are specified in Schedule 5A(7) (applicable amounts of joint-claim couples in special cases) shall be as set out in Schedule 14 to this Order.

(10) In paragraph 20(b) of Schedule 7 (sums to be disregarded in the calculation of income other than earnings), for “£9.40” substitute “£9.65 ”.

(11) The sums specified in any provision of the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations set out in column (1) of Schedule 15 to this Order are the sums set out in column (2) of that Schedule.

The Prescribed Sum for Jobseeker’s Allowance

24.  In regulation 172 of the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations(8) (trade disputes: prescribed sum) for “£29.00” substitute “£29.50 ”.

(1)

Relevant amending instruments are S.I. 1996/1516 and 2545, 1997/2197, 1999/2555, 2000/1978 and 2001/3767.

(2)

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

(3)

Relevant amending instruments are S.I. 1996/1516 and 1803 and 2000/2239 and 2629.

(4)

Part IVB was inserted by S.I. 2000/1978.

(5)

Relevant amending instruments are S.I. 1996/2518 and 1999/2860.

(6)

Relevant amending instruments are S.I. 1996/1516, 1803 and 2538 and 2001/3767.

(7)

Schedule 5A was inserted by S.I. 2000/1978.

(8)

See section 15(6) of the 1995 Act.

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