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The Social Security (Non-Dependant Deductions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Social Security (Non-Dependant Deductions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997 and shall come into operation—

(a)for the purposes of this regulation and regulation 2—

(i)in any case to which paragraph (2) applies, on 1st April 1997, and

(ii)in any other case, on 7th April 1997, and

(b)for the purposes of regulation 3, on 6th April 1998.

(2) This paragraph applies in any case where—

(a)rent is payable at intervals of one month or any other interval which is not a week or a multiple thereof, or

(b)payments by way of rates are not made together with payments of rent at weekly intervals or multiples thereof.

(3) Regulation 3 of these Regulations shall have effect in relation to any particular claimant for either of the benefits mentioned in that regulation, from the beginning of the first benefit week to commence for that claimant on or after 6th April 1998 and for the purpose of this paragraph, “benefit week” shall have the same meaning as in regulation 2(1) of the Income Support (General) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1987(1) or, where appropriate, in regulation 1(2) of the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996(2).

(4) 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 Rules are S.R. 1995 Nos. 301 and 434 and S.R. 1996 No. 73

(2)

S.R. 1996 No. 198; relevant amending Regulations are S.R. 1996 No. 503

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