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The Housing Benefit (General and Supply of Information) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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Amendment of regulation 76 of the principal Regulations

5.  In regulation 76 of the principal Regulations (who is to make a determination) after paragraph (3) there shall be added the following paragraph—

(4) Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing provisions of this regulation, in a case where a person—

(a)has claimed an extended payment within 7 days from the day immediately after the day on which his entitlement to income support ceased (“the appropriate day”), and

(b)has made a claim, which meets the requirements of regulation 72(1), (6) and (9), within 14 days of the appropriate day,

the appropriate authority shall give priority to that claim over other claims which do not fall within the provisions of this paragraph..

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