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The Social Security (Incapacity for Work) (Northern Ireland) Order 1994

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18.—(1) Section 68 of the Contributions and Benefits Act (severe disablement allowance) is amended as follows.

(2) In subsection (8) (daily rate of allowance to be 1/6th of appropriate weekly rate) for “one sixth of the weekly rate referred to in subsection (7) above” substitute “1/7th of the weekly rate”.

(3) In subsection (11) (regulation-making powers), for paragraph (c) substitute—

(ca)may prescribe the circumstances in which a person is or is not to be treated as incapable of work;

(cb)may prescribe the circumstances in which a person is or is not to be treated as receiving full-time education;.

(4) In subsection (11), for paragraph (d) (reduction in respect of councillor’s allowance) substitute—


(d)may make in relation to severe disablement allowance any such provision as is made in relation to incapacity benefit by section 30E above..

(5) In subsection (11), omit paragraph (e) and the word “and” preceding it.

(6) Omit subsection (12).

(7) For subsection (13) substitute—

(13) In this section “retiring age” means 70 in the case of a man and 65 in the case of a woman..

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