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Prospective

SCHEDULE 4SWINTER HEATING ASSISTANCE REGULATIONS

PART 2 SASSISTANCE TO BE GIVEN

Domestic circumstances and ageS

6The regulations may make the value of the winter heating assistance that is to be given to an individual depend on―

(a)whether or not other people live with the individual,

(b)the age of either or both—

(i)the individual, and

(ii)anyone who lives with the individual.

Financial circumstancesS

7Subject to paragraph 8, the regulations may not make the value of the winter heating assistance that is to be given to an individual depend on the financial circumstances of either or both—

(a)the individual, and

(b)anyone who lives with the individual.

Receipt of, or eligibility for, other types of State assistanceS

8The regulations may make the value of assistance depend on either or both the individual and anyone who lives with the individual—

(a)being, or not being, in receipt of another type of assistance (whether under this Act or another enactment),

(b)being, or not being, eligible to receive such assistance.

Restriction on giving assistance in a form other than moneyS

9(1)The regulations may allow winter heating assistance to be given to an individual in a form other than money only if the individual (or a person acting on the individual's behalf) has agreed to the assistance being given in that form.S

(2)If the regulations include provision of the kind mentioned in sub-paragraph (1), they must allow an individual (or a person acting on the individual's behalf) to withdraw agreement to being given winter heating assistance in a form other than money at any time.