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The Social Security (Disability Living Allowance) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1992

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Persons aged 65 and over

3.—(1) A person shall not be precluded from entitlement to either component of disability living allowance by reason only of the fact that he has attained the age of 65, where—

(a)disability living allowance is claimed for a period beginning on or after the day on which the person attains the age of 65 but before he attains the age of 66;

(b)on the day before he attained the age of 65, he satisfied the conditions as to residence and presence in Northern Ireland set out in regulation 2;

(c)on that day, he satisfied the conditions of entitlement in section 37ZB(1) (care component) or, as the case may be, section 37ZC(1) (mobility component); and

(d)he has satisfied those conditions throughout the period beginning on that day and ending with the day on which the claim is made.

(2) Paragraph (3) applies to a person who—

(a)made a claim for disability living allowance before he attained the age of 65, which was not determined before he attained that age; and

(b)did not at the time he made the claim have an award of disability living allowance for a period ending on or after the day on which he attained the age of 65.

(3) In determining the claim of a person to whom this paragraph applies, where the person otherwise satisfies the conditions of entitlement to either or both components of disability living allowance for a period commencing before he attains the age of 65 (other than the requirements of section 37ZB(2)(a) or, as the case may be, section 37ZC(9)(a)(3 months qualifying period)), the determination shall be made without regard to the fact that he is aged 65 or over at the time the claim is determined.

(4) Schedule 1, which makes further provision for persons aged 65 and over, shall have effect.

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