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The Housing Benefit (General) (Amendment No. 7) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997

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Amendment of Schedule 6 to the principal Regulations

6.  In Part IV of Schedule 6 to the principal Regulations (matters to be included in the notice of determination)—

(a)in paragraph 11 for the words following “notice of determination” to the end of the paragraph there shall be substituted the following—

shall include a statement—

(a)as to the amount of housing benefit which is to be paid direct to the landlord and the date from which it is to be paid, and

(b)informing the landlord of the duty imposed upon him to notify the Executive of—

(i)any change in circumstances which might affect the claimant’s entitlement to housing benefit, or the amount of housing benefit payable in his case, and

(ii)the kind of change of circumstances which is to be notified,

and the notice shall be sent both to the claimant and to the landlord.;

(b)after paragraph 11 there shall be inserted the following paragraph—

11A.  In this Part, “landlord” has the same meaning as in regulation 93 (circumstances in which payment is to be made to a landlord or the Department of the Environment)..

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