Citation and commencement

1.—(1) This order may be cited as the Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order (Northern Ireland) 1993 and shall come into operation for the purposes of—

(a)Articles 1, 2 and 21 on 1st April 1993;

(b)Article 10 on 4th April 1993;

(c)Article 9 on 6th April 1993;

(d)Articles 3 to 8 and 11 to 13 on 12th April 1993;

(e)Articles 14, 15 and 20 on 13th April 1993;

(f)Articles 16, 17 and 18, in so far as they relate to a particular beneficiary, on the first day of the first benefit week to commence for that beneficiary on or after 12th April 1993, and for the purposes of this sub-paragraph and sub-paragraph (g) “benefit week” has the same meaning as in the Income Support Regulations;

(g)Article 19(e), in so far as the sums specified are relevant for the purposes of paragraph 9(2)(a) of Schedule 3 to the Income Support Regulations, on the first day of the benefit week to commence for the beneficiary on or after 12th April 1993;

(h)except in a case to which sub-paragraph (g) applies, Article 19 in relation to a case where rent is payable at intervals of a week or any multiple thereof, on 5th April 1993, and in relation to any other case, on 1st April 1993.

(2) The increases made by this order in the sums specified for rates or amounts of benefit under the 1992 Act or the Pensions Order shall take effect for each case on the date specified in relation to that case in Article 6 of this order.