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The Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order (Northern Ireland) 2005

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19.—(1) The sums relevant to the calculation of an applicable amount as specified in the Housing Benefit Regulations shall be the sums set out in the following provisions of this Article and Schedules 6 and 7 to this Order; and for this purpose a reference in this Article to a numbered regulation or Schedule is a reference to the regulation of, or Schedule to, the Housing Benefit Regulations bearing that number.

(2) In regulations 16(b) and 17(c) and paragraphs 13A(2)(a)(1) and 14(a) of Part III of Schedule 2 the sum specified is in each case £3,000.

(3) In regulation 18(1)(2) (patients) –

(a)in sub-paragraphs (a), (b) and (d)(ii) for “£19·90” there shall be substituted “£20·50”;

(b)in sub-paragraphs (c)(i) and (d)(i) for “£15·90” there shall be substituted “£16·40”; and

(c)in sub-paragraph (c)(ii) for “£39·80” there shall be substituted “£41·00”.

(4) In regulation 21(1A)(3) (calculation of income on a weekly basis) –

(a)in sub-paragraph (a) for “£135·00” there shall be substituted “£175·00”; and

(b)in sub-paragraph (b) for “£200” there shall be substituted “£300”.

(5) In regulation 63 (non-dependant deductions) –

(a)in paragraph (1) the sums of £47·75, £6·95, £7·40 and £2·30 remain the same; and

(b)in paragraph (2) –

(i)in sub-paragraph (a) for “£97·00” there shall be substituted “£101·00”,

(ii)in sub-paragraph (b) for “£97·00” and “£144·00” there shall be substituted “£101·00” and “£150·00” respectively and the sum of £17·00 remains the same,

(iii)in sub-paragraph (c) for “£144·00” and “£186·00” there shall be substituted “£150·00” and “£194·00” respectively and the sum of £23·35 remains the same,

(iv)in sub-paragraph (ca)(4) for “£186·00” and “£247·00” there shall be substituted “£194·00” and “£258·00” respectively and the sum of £38·20 remains the same,

(v)in sub-paragraph (cb) for “£247·00” and “£308·00” there shall be substituted “£258·00” and “£322·00” respectively and the sum of £43·50 remains the same,

(vi)in sub-paragraph (d)(5) for “£144·00” there shall be substituted “£150·00”,

(vii)in sub-paragraph (e)(6) for “£144·00” and “£247·00” there shall be substituted “£150·00” and “£258·00” respectively and the sum of £4·60 remains the same, and

(viii)in sub-paragraph (f) for “£247·00” and “£308·00” there shall be substituted “£258·00” and “£322·00” respectively and the sum of £5·80 remains the same.

(6) In Schedule 1 (ineligible service charges) –

(a)in paragraph 1A(7) for “£19·85”, “£19·85”, “£10·05”, “£13·20”, “£13·20” and “£6·65” there shall be substituted “£20·05”, “£20·05”, “£10·15”, “£13·35”, “£13·35” and “£6·70” respectively and the sum of £2·45 remains the same; and

(b)in paragraph 5 –

(i)in sub-paragraph (2)(a) for “£9·80” there shall be substituted “£10·55”,

(ii)in sub-paragraph (2)(b) and (d) for “£1·20” there shall be substituted “£1·25”, and

(iii)in sub-paragraph (2)(c) for “£0·80” there shall be substituted “£0·85”.

(7) The sums specified in Part I of Schedule 2(8) (applicable amounts: personal allowances) shall be as set out in Schedule 6 to this Order.

(8) In paragraph 3 of Part II of Schedule 2(9) (applicable amounts: family premium) –

(a)in sub-paragraph (1)(a) the sum of £22·20 remains the same;

(b)in sub-paragraph (1)(b) for “£15·95” there shall be substituted “£16·10”; and

(c)in sub-paragraph (1A) the sum of £10·50 remains the same.

(9) The sums specified in Part IV of Schedule 2(10) (applicable amounts: amounts of premiums) shall be as set out in Schedule 7 to this Order.

(10) In paragraph 16(1) and (3)(c) of Schedule 3(11) (sums to be disregarded in the calculation of earnings) for “£12·32” there shall be substituted “£14·50”.

(11) In Schedule 4 (sums to be disregarded in the calculation of income other than earnings) –

(a)in paragraph 22(b)(12) for “£9·80” there shall be substituted “£10·55”; and

(b)in paragraph 61(13) for “£12·32” there shall be substituted “£14·50”.

(1)

Paragraph 13A was inserted by regulation 3(b)(ii) of S.R. 2000 No. 367 and amended by regulation 4(5) of S.R. 2003 No. 261

(2)

Regulation 18(1) was amended by regulation 7(c) of S.R. 1996 No. 448 and regulation 4(3) of S.R. 2003 No. 261

(3)

Paragraph (1A) was inserted by regulation 2(3) of S.R. 1997 No. 515 and amended by regulation 2 of S.R. 2001 No. 259

(4)

Sub-paragraphs (ca) and (cb) were inserted by regulation 2(b) of S.R. 1997 No. 3

(5)

Sub-paragraph (d) was added by regulation 7(b)(iii) of S.R. 1992 No. 549

(6)

Sub-paragraphs (e) and (f) were added by regulation 2(c) of S.R. 1997 No. 3

(7)

Paragraph 1A was inserted by regulation 7(b) of S.R. 1988 No. 314 and sub-paragraphs (2) and (3) were amended by regulation 14 of S.R. 1997 No. 22

(8)

Part I was substituted by Schedule 1 to S.R. 1998 No. 73 and amended by regulation 2(1)(b) of S.R. 1999 No. 382

(9)

In paragraph 3 sub-paragraph (1) was amended by regulation 6(a) of S.R. 1997 No. 4, regulation 5(a) of S.R. 1998 No. 112 and paragraph 9(a) of Schedule 2 to S.R. 2003 No. 1 and sub-paragraph (1A) was inserted by paragraph 9(b) of Schedule 2 to S.R. 2003 No. 1

(10)

Part IV was substituted by Schedule 2 to S.R. 1998 No. 73 and amended by regulation 4(2)(c) of S.R. 2000 No. 260, regulation 3(b)(iii) of S.R. 2000 No. 367 and paragraph 1 of the Schedule to S.R. 2002 No. 323

(11)

Paragraph 16 was substituted by paragraph 10 of Schedule 2 to S.R. 2003 No. 1 and amended by regulation 2(a) of S.R. 2003 No. 196 and regulation 2(2) of S.R. 2004 No. 47

(12)

Paragraph 22 was substituted by regulation 11(a) of S.R. 1994 No. 88

(13)

Paragraph 61 was substituted by regulation 4 of S.R. 1996 No. 93, and amended by regulation 6 of S.R. 1999 No. 298, paragraph 11(b) of Schedule 2 to S.R. 2003 No. 1, regulation 2(b) of S.R. 2003 No. 196, regulation 3(3) of S.R. 2003 No. 338 and regulation 2(3) of S.R. 2004 No. 47

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