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The Income-Related Benefits (Miscellaneous Amendments No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Income-Related Benefits (Miscellaneous Amendments No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996 and shall come into operation as follows—

(a)regulation 1 on 1st August 1996;

(b)regulation 2(a)—

(i)in a case where a student’s period of study begins on or after 1st August 1996 but before 1st September 1996, on the first day of that period;

(ii)in any other case, on 1st September 1996,

so, however, that regulation 2(a) shall have effect in relation to any particular claimant at the beginning of the first benefit week to commence for that claimant on or after the day mentioned in head (i) or the date mentioned in head (ii), whichever applies in his case; and for this purpose the expressions “claimant” and “benefit week” have the same meanings as in regulation 2(1) of the Income Support Regulations;

(c)regulations 2(b) and 3—

(i)in a case where a student’s period of study begins or or after 1st August 1996 but before 1st September 1996, on the first Monday of that period;

(ii)in any other case, on 2nd September 1996;

(d)regulation 2(c) and (d)—

(i)in a case where a student’s period of study begins or or after 1st August 1996 but before 1st September 1996, on the first Tuesday of that period;

(ii)in any other case, on 3rd September 1996, and

(e)regulation 4 on 3rd September 1996.

(2) In these Regulations—

“the Income Support Regulations” means the Income Support (General) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1987(1);

“the Housing Benefit Regulations” means the Housing Benefit (General) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1987(2).

(3) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(3) shall apply to these Regulations as it applies to a Measure of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

(1)

S.R. 1987 No. 459; relevant amending Regulations are S.R. 1995 No. 280

(2)

S.R. 1987 No. 461; relevant amending Regulations are S.R. 1995 No. 280

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