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The Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2008

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Council Tax Benefit for certain persons over the qualifying age for State Pension Credit

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22.—(1) The sums relevant to the calculation of an applicable amount as specified in the Council Tax Benefit (SPC) Regulations shall be the sums set out in this article and Schedules 12 and 13 to this Order; and unless stated otherwise, any reference in this article to a numbered Schedule is a reference to the Schedule to the Council Tax Benefit (SPC) Regulations bearing that number.

(2) In regulation 20(3) (calculation of income on a weekly basis)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (a) “£175.00” remains unchanged; and

(b)in sub-paragraph (b) “£300.00” remains unchanged.

(3) In regulation 42 (non-dependant deductions)—

(a)in paragraph (1)(a) “£6.95” remains unchanged;

(b)in paragraph (1)(b) “£2.30” remains unchanged;

(c)in paragraph (2)(a) for “£164.00” substitute “£172.00”;

(d)in paragraph (2)(b)—

(i)for “£164.00” substitute “£172.00”;

(ii)for “£283.00” substitute “£296.00”;

(iii)“£4.60” remains unchanged; and

(e)in paragraph (2)(c)—

(i)for “£283.00” substitute “£296.00”;

(ii)for “£353.00” substitute “£369.00”;

(iii)“£5.80” remains unchanged.

(4) The sums specified in Part 1 of Schedule 1 (applicable amounts: personal allowances) shall be as set out in Schedule 12 to this Order.

(5) In paragraph 3 of Part 2 of Schedule 1 (applicable amounts: family premium)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (1) for “£16.43” substitute “£16.75”; and

(b)in sub-paragraph (2) “£10.50” remains unchanged.

(6) The sums specified in Part 4 of Schedule 1 (amounts of premiums specified in Part 3) shall be as set out in Schedule 13 to this Order.

(7) In paragraph 9(1) and (3)(c) of Schedule 2 (sums disregarded from claimant’s earnings) for “£15.45” substitute “£16.05”.

(8) In paragraph 21 of Schedule 3 (amounts to be disregarded in the calculation of income other than earnings) for “£15.45” substitute “£16.05”.

(9) In the Table in paragraph 1 of Schedule 6(1) (amount of alternative maximum council tax benefit)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (2)(b)(i) for “£162.00” substitute “£169.00”; and

(b)in sub-paragraph (2)(b)(ii) for “£162.00” and “£210.00” substitute “£169.00” and “£220.00” respectively.

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Relevant amending instrument is S.I. 2006/588.

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