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The Housing Benefit (General) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997

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Amendment of Schedule 4 to the principal Regulations

8.  In Schedule 4 to the principal Regulations (sums to be disregarded in the calculation of income other than earnings)—

(a)in paragraph 50(1)(1) for “the family premium” there shall be substituted “a family premium”;

(b)after paragraph 63(2) there shall be inserted the following paragraph—

64.  Where regulation 35(4C)(3) applies to a claimant and—

(a)he is in receipt of both child benefit and an increase in child benefit under regulation 2(2) of the Child Benefit and Social Security (Fixing and Adjustment of Rates) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1976 (increase in respect of the only, elder or eldest child of a single parent) in respect of the week up to 6th April 1997; and

(b)child benefit is payable to him from and including 7th April 1997 at the rates specified in regulation 2(1)(a)(ii) (weekly rate for only, elder or eldest child of a lone parent) and, as the case may be, (b) of those Regulations (weekly rate for other children) as payable from that date,

any child benefit and increase in child benefit specified in sub-paragraph (a) to the extent that it is payable in respect of the period from and including 1st April 1997 to 6th April 1997..


Paragraph 50 was added by regulation 3(3)(b) of S.R. 1991 No. 520


Paragraph 63 was added by regulation 4(b) of S.R. 1996 No. 448


Paragraph (4C) is inserted by regulation 3(a) of these Regulations

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