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The Social Security (Industrial Injuries) (Dependency) (Permitted Earnings Limits) Order 2007

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Statutory Instruments

2007 No. 769

SOCIAL SECURITY

The Social Security (Industrial Injuries) (Dependency) (Permitted Earnings Limits) Order 2007

Made

8th March 2007

Laid before Parliament

14th March 2007

Coming into force

11th April 2007

The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions makes the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by paragraph 4(5) of Schedule 7 to the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992(1).

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1.  This Order may be cited as the Social Security (Industrial Injuries) (Dependency) (Permitted Earnings Limit) Order 2007 and shall come into force on 11th April 2007.

Increase in earnings limits in respect of dependent children and qualifying young persons

2.  In paragraph 4(4) of Schedule 7(2) to the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992—

(a)in paragraph (a), for the amount “£175” substitute the amount “£180”; and

(b)in paragraph (b), for the amount “£23” substitute the amount “£24” and for the amount “£175” substitute the amount “£180”.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.

James Purnell

Minister of State,

Department for Work and Pensions

8th March 2007

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

Where a disablement pension with unemployability supplement is increased in respect of one or more children or qualifying young persons and the beneficiary is one of two persons who are spouses or civil partners residing together or who are living together as husband and wife or civil partners, paragraph 4(4) of Schedule 7 to the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 provides that the increase shall not be payable in respect of the first child or qualifying young person if the other person’s earnings are £175 a week or more and in respect of further children or qualifying young persons for each complete £23 by which the earnings exceed £175. This Order increases the amounts of £175 and £23 to £180 and £24 respectively.

A full regulatory impact assessment has not been produced for this instrument as it has no impact on the costs of business, charities or voluntary bodies.

(1)

1992 c. 4. Paragraph 4 has been amended by section 254(1) of, and Schedule 24 to, the Civil Partnership Act 2004 (c. 33), section 1(3) of, and Schedule 1 to, the Child Benefit Act 2005 (c. 6) and S.I. 2006/663.

(2)

The figures in paragraph 4(4) were substituted by article 2 of S.I. 2006/663.

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