Annual up-rating of social security pensions and benefits screening

Date published: 04 March 2020

The rates of most social security benefits, pensions and lump sum payments are reviewed each year and usually up-rated in April. The legislation that provides for the increase in the rates is:

  • The Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order (Northern Ireland) 2020;
  • the Social Security Benefits Up-rating Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 (“the Up-rating Regulations”);
  • the Pneumoconiosis, etc., (Workers’ Compensation) (Payment of Claims) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 (“ the Pneumoconiosis Regulations”); and
  • the Mesothelioma Lump Sum Payments (Conditions and Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 (“the Mesothelioma Regulations”).


Existing/Revised/New: Existing
Date of screening: 04/03/2020
Screening Outcome - Full EQIA recommended: No

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