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18. (1) The amount of any transitional addition to which a person is entitled by virtue of these Regulations shall be reduced (but not below nil) by a sum equal to the aggregate amount of all relevant increases which occur on or after the effective date in the amount payable to the person by way of an employment and support allowance.
(2) For the purposes of paragraph (1), a relevant increase is—
(a)in relation to a person entitled to a contributory allowance, an increase in any amount applicable to the person under regulation 67(2)(a) or (3) of the 2008 Regulations(1); and
(b)in relation to a person entitled to an income-related allowance, an increase in any amount applicable to the person under regulation 67(1)(a) or (b) or (3) or 68(1)(a), (b) or (c) of the 2008 Regulations,
which is not excluded by paragraph (3).
(3) In relation to any person, the excluded increases are—
(a)any increase applicable to the benefit week the first day of which is the effective date of the person’s conversion decision; and
(b)any increase resulting from the reversal (on appeal or otherwise) of any decision made by the Secretary of State that a person who was previously entitled to the support component has become entitled to the work-related activity component.
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