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The Social Security Benefits (Maintenance Payments and Consequential Amendments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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Amendment of the Income Support Regulations

6.—(1) The Income Support Regulations shall be amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) to (5).

(2) In regulation 55 (treatment of liable relative payments) at the beginning there shall be inserted “Subject to regulation 55A and”.

(3) After regulation 55 there shall be inserted the following regulation—

Disregard of payments treated as not relevant income

55A.  Where the Department treats any payment as not being relevant income for the purposes of section 72A of the Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 (payment of benefit where maintenance payments collected by Department), that payment shall be disregarded in calculating a claimant’s income..

(4) In regulation 60B (treatment of child support maintenance)(1) at the beginning there shall be inserted “Subject to regulation 60E,”.

(5) After regulation 60D there shall be inserted the following regulation—

Disregard of payments treated as not relevant income

60E.  Where the Department treats any payment of child support maintenance as not being relevant income for the purposes of section 72A of the Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 (payment of benefit where maintenance payments collected by Department), that payment shall be disregarded in calculating a claimant’s income..

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Regulations 60A to 60D were inserted by regulation 4 of S.R. 1993 No. 167

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