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Social Security Reform

Volume 129: debated on Thursday 10 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what will be (a) the last date of payment of family income supplement and the period covered by such payment, (b) the first date of payment of family credit for those currently in receipt of family income supplement and the period covered by such payment and (c) the first date of payment of family credit to those not presently in receipt of family income supplement and the period covered by such payment.

[holding answer 9 March 1988]: The last payment of family income supplement will be made on 5 April 1988 to Sunday 10 April 1988. Although the period covered is six days, the payment will be a full week's benefit.The first payment of family credit for those currently in receipt of family income supplement will be made on 12 April 1988. This will be a full week's payment but will in effect be made simply to cover the transitional gap of one day (11 April).The first payment of family credit for those not currently in receipt of family income supplement will be made on 19 April 1988 and this payment will cover the period from Tuesday 12 April 1988 to Monday 18 April 1988.