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The Housing Benefit (General and Supply of Information) (Jobseeker’s Allowance) (Consequential Amendments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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Amendment of regulation 72 of the principal Regulations

13.  In regulation 72 of the principal Regulations (time and manner in which claims are to be made)—

(a)in paragraph (4)(a) and (c) after “income support” there shall be inserted “or a jobseeker’s allowance”;

(b)in paragraph (5)(1)—

(i)for sub-paragraph (a) there shall be substituted the following sub-paragraph—

(a)in a case where an award of income support or an income-based jobseeker’s allowance has been made to the claimant or his partner and the claim for housing benefit is made within 4 weeks of the date on which the claim for that income support or jobseeker’s allowance was received at the appropriate office, the first day of entitlement to income support or an income-based jobseeker’s allowance arising from that claim; and for the purposes of this sub-paragraph a person who has an award entitling him to an income-based jobseeker’s allowance shall be treated as also entitled to an income-based jobseeker’s allowance for any days which immediately precede the first day in that award and on which in accordance with paragraph 4 of Schedule 1 to the Jobseekers (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 (waiting days) he would not be entitled to that allowance;;

(ii)in sub-paragraph (b)—

(a)after “claimed income support” there shall be inserted “or a jobseeker’s allowance”;

(b)after “entitlement to income support” there shall be inserted “or an income-based jobseeker’s allowance”;

(c)in sub-paragraph (bb) after “income support” there shall be inserted “or an income-based jobseeker’s allowance”;

(c)in paragraph (13)(a)(2) after “income support” there shall be inserted “or an income-based jobseeker’s allowance”.

(1)

Paragraph (5) was amended by regulation 4(4)(a) of S.R. 1990 No. 137, regulation 9 of S.R. 1991 No. 47, regulation 3(a) of S.R. 1991 No. 176 and by regulation 13 of S.R. 1991 No. 337

(2)

Paragraph (13)(a) was amended by regulation 9(b) of S.R. 1991 No. 47

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