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The Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2008

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Applicable amounts for Jobseeker’s Allowance

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24.—(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 this article and Schedules 14 to 19 to this Order; and unless stated otherwise, any reference in this article to a numbered Schedule is a reference to the 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) and (d)(i); and

(b)paragraphs 15A(2)(a)(1) and 16(2)(a)(2) 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(3) (applicable amounts: personal allowances) shall be as set out in Schedule 14 to this Order.

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

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

(b)in sub-paragraph (1)(b) for “£16.43” substitute “£16.75”.

(5) The sums specified in Part IV of Schedule 1(5) (applicable amounts: weekly amounts of premiums) shall be as set out in Schedule 15 to this Order.

(6) The sums specified in Part IVB of Schedule 1(6) (applicable amounts: weekly amounts of premiums for joint-claim couples) shall be as set out in Schedule 16 to this Order.

(7) In paragraph 17 of Schedule 2(7) (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 “£111.00” substitute “£116.00”;

(d)in sub-paragraph (2)(b)—

(i)for “£111.00” substitute “£116.00”;

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

(iii)“£17.00” remains unchanged;

(e)in sub-paragraph (2)(c)—

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

(ii)for “£213.00” substitute “£223.00”;

(iii)“£23.35” remains unchanged;

(f)in sub-paragraph (2)(d)—

(i)for “£213.00” substitute “£223.00”;

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

(iii)“£38.20” remains unchanged; and

(g)in sub-paragraph (2)(e)—

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

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

(iii)“£43.50” remains unchanged.

(8) Those sums relevant to the calculation of an applicable amount which are specified in Schedule 5(8) (applicable amounts in special cases) which are not increased by this Order are the sums set out in Schedule 17 to this Order.

(9) Those sums relevant to the calculation of an applicable amount which are specified in Schedule 5A(9) (applicable amounts of joint-claim couples in special cases) which are not increased by this Order are the sums set out in Schedule 18 to this Order.

(10) The sums specified in any provision of the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations set out in column (1) of Schedule 19 to this Order are the sums set out in column (2) of that Schedule.

(1)

Paragraph 15A was inserted by S.I. 2000/2629 and amended by S.I. 2003/455 and 2007/719.

(2)

Relevant amending instrument is S.I. 2007/719.

(3)

Relevant amending instruments are S.I. 1996/1516 and 2545, 1999/2555, 2000/1978, 2003/455 and 2005/2877.

(4)

Relevant amending instruments are S.I. 1996/1803, 1998/766, 2003/455 and 2007/688.

(5)

Relevant amending instruments are S.I. 1996/1516 and 1803, 2000/2239 and 2629 and 2003/455 and 511.

(6)

Part IVB was inserted by S.I. 2000/1978 and amended by S.I. 2000/2629, 2001/518 and 2003/511.

(7)

Relevant amending instruments are S.I. 1996/2518, 1999/2860, 2004/2327 and 2007/688.

(8)

Relevant amending instrument is S.I. 2000/636.

(9)

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

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