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The Child Support Departure Direction and Consequential Amendments Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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Effect of a departure direction in respect of special expenses — protected income

38.—(1) Subject to paragraphs (2) and (3), where a departure direction is given with respect to special expenses in response to an absent parent’s application, his protected income shall be determined in accordance with regulation 11(1) of the Maintenance Assessments and Special Cases Regulations(1) with the modification that the increase of exempt income as determined in accordance with regulation 37 shall be added to the aggregate of the amounts mentioned in regulation 11(1)(a) to (kk)(2) of the Maintenance Assessments and Special Cases Regulations.

(2) Protected income shall not be increased in accordance with paragraph (1) on account of special expenses constituted by costs falling within regulation 18 (costs incurred in supporting certain children).

(3) Where a departure direction is given with respect to costs which include costs incurred in travelling to work, the absent parent’s protected income shall be determined in accordance with paragraph (1), but without inclusion of the amount determined in accordance with regulation 11(1)(kk) of the Maintenance Assessments and Special Cases Regulations within the aggregate of the amounts mentioned in that regulation.

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Regulation 11(1) was amended by S.R. 1993 No. 164, S.R. 1994 No. 37 and S.R. 1995 Nos. 162 and 475

(2)

Sub-paragraph (kk) was added by regulation 9(7)(a)(iv) of S.R. 1995 No. 162

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