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Housing Renovation etc. Grants (Reduction of Grant) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I General

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Persons from abroad

    4. 4.Definition of relevant person

    5. 5.Definition of non-dependant

    6. 6.Remunerative work

    7. 7.Circumstances in which a person is to be treated as responsible or not responsible for another

    8. 8.Circumstances in which a person is to be treated as being or not being a member of the household

    9. 9.The applicable amount

    10. 10.Financial resources

  3. Part II Reduction in Amount of Grant

    1. 11.Reduction in amount of grant

    2. 12.Successive applications

  4. Part III Applicable Amounts

    1. 13.Applicable amounts

    2. 14.Polygamous marriages

  5. Part IV

    Income and Capital

    1. Chapter I General

      1. 15.Income and capital of relevant person

      2. 16.Determination of income and capital of members of relevant person’s family and of a polygamous marriage

    2. Chapter II Income

      1. 17.Determination of income on a weekly basis

      2. 18.Treatment of child care charges

      3. 19.Average weekly earnings of employed earners

      4. 20.Average weekly earnings of self-employed earners

      5. 21.Average weekly income other than earnings

      6. 22.Determination of weekly income

    3. Chapter III Employed Earners

      1. 23.Earnings of employed earners

      2. 24.Determination of net earnings of employed earners

    4. Chapter IV Self-employed Earners

      1. 25.Earnings of self-employed earners

      2. 26.Determination of net profit of self-employed earners

      3. 27.Deduction of tax and contributions for self-employed earners

    5. Chapter V Other Income

      1. 28.Determination of income other than earnings

      2. 29.Annuity treated as income

      3. 30.Notional income

      4. 31.Modification in respect of child and young person

    6. Chapter VI Capital

      1. 32.Determination of capital

      2. 33.Disregard of capital of child or young person

      3. 34.Income treated as capital

      4. 35.Determination of capital in the United Kingdom

      5. 36.Determination of capital outside the United Kingdom

      6. 37.Notional capital

      7. 38.Capital jointly held

      8. 39.Determination of tariff income from capital

  6. Part V Students

    1. 40.Interpretation

    2. 41.Treatment of students

    3. 42.Determination of grant income

    4. 43.Relationship with amounts to be disregarded under Schedule 3

    5. 44.Other amounts to be disregarded

    6. 45.Treatment of student loans

    7. 46.Disregard of contribution

  7. Part VI Miscellaneous

    1. 47.Revocations

    2. 48.Application of Regulations

  8. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Applicable Amounts

      1. Part I Personal Allowances

        1. 1.The amounts specified in column (2) below in respect of...

        2. 2.The amounts specified in column (2) below in respect of...

      2. Part II Family Premium

        1. 3.The amount for the purposes of regulations 13(c) and 14(d)...

      3. Part III Premiums

        1. 4.Except as provided in paragraph 5, the premiums specified in...

        2. 5.Subject to paragraph 6, where a relevant person satisfies the...

        3. 6.(1) The severe disability premium to which paragraph 13 applies...

        4. 7.Lone parent premium

        5. 8.Pensioner premium for persons under 75

        6. 9.Pensioner premium for persons 75 and over

        7. 10.Higher pensioner premium

        8. 11.Disability premium

        9. 12.Additional condition for the higher pensioner and disability premiums

        10. 13.Severe disability premium

        11. 14.Disabled child premium

        12. 15.Carer premium

        13. 16.Persons in receipt of concessionary payments

        14. 17.Persons in receipt of benefit

      4. Part IV Amounts of premiums specified in Part III

        1. 18.— (1) Lone parent premium (1) £11·50.

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Sums to be disregarded in the determination of earnings

      1. 1.In the case of a relevant person who has been...

      2. 2.In the case of a relevant person who before the...

      3. 3.(1) In a case to which this paragraph applies and...

      4. 4.If an amount by way of a lone parent premium...

      5. 5.(1) In a case to which neither paragraph 3 nor...

      6. 6.Where the carer premium is awarded in respect of a...

      7. 7.In a case where paragraphs 3, 5, 6 and 8...

      8. 8.(1) In a case to which none of paragraphs 3,...

      9. 9.Where the relevant person is engaged in one or more...

      10. 10.In a case to which none of the paragraphs 3...

      11. 11.Any amount or the balance of any amount which would...

      12. 12.Where a relevant person is in receipt of income support...

      13. 13.Any earnings derived from employment which are payable in a...

      14. 14.Where a payment of earnings is made in a currency...

      15. 15.Any earnings of a child or young person except earnings...

      16. 16.In the case of earnings of a child or young...

      17. 17.In this Schedule “part-time employment” means employment in which the...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Sums to be disregarded in the determination of income other than earnings

      1. 1.Any amount attributable to tax on income which is to...

      2. 2.Any payment in respect of any expenses incurred by a...

      3. 3.In the case of employment as an employed earner, any...

      4. 4.Where a relevant person is in receipt of income support...

      5. 5.Any disability living allowance.

      6. 6.Any concessionary payment made to compensate for the non-payment of—...

      7. 7.Any mobility supplement under Article 26A of the Naval, Military...

      8. 8.Any attendance allowance.

      9. 9.Any payment to the relevant person as holder of the...

      10. 10.Any sum in respect of a course of study attended...

      11. 11.In the case of a relevant person participating in provision...

      12. 12.(1) Except where sub-paragraph (2) applies and subject to sub-paragraph...

      13. 13.Any war disablement pension or war widow’s pension or a...

      14. 14.Any pension paid by the Government of a country outside...

      15. 15.Subject to paragraph 33, £10 of any of the following,...

      16. 16.(1) Any income derived from capital to which the relevant...

      17. 17.Where a relevant person receives income under an annuity purchased...

      18. 18.Where the relevant person makes a parental contribution in respect...

      19. 19.(1) Where the relevant person is the parent of a...

      20. 20.Any payment made to the relevant person by a child...

      21. 21.Where the relevant person occupies a dwelling as his only...

      22. 22.Any income in kind.

      23. 23.Any income which is payable in a country outside the...

      24. 24.(1) Any payment made to the relevant person in respect...

      25. 25.Any payment made by a voluntary organisation under Article 75...

      26. 26.Any payment made by a Health and Social Services Board,...

      27. 27.Any payment made by a Health and Social Services Board...

      28. 28.Any payment received under an insurance policy taken out to...

      29. 29.Any payment of income which by virtue of regulation 34...

      30. 30.Any social fund payment.

      31. 31.Any payment under section 144 of the 1992 Act (entitlement...

      32. 32.Where a payment of income is made in a currency...

      33. 33.The total of a relevant person’s income or, if he...

      34. 34.(1) Any payment made under the Macfarlane Trust, the Macfarlane...

      35. 35.Any housing benefit and any housing benefit in the form...

      36. 36.Any payment made under arrangements made by the Department of...

      37. 37.Any payment made under arrangements made by the Department of...

      38. 38.Any resettlement benefit which is paid to the relevant person...

      39. 39.Any community charge benefit.

      40. 40.Any payment in consequence of a reduction of a personal...

      41. 41.(1) Where the relevant person occupies the dwelling as his...

      42. 42.Any special war widows payment made under—

      43. 43.Any payment to a juror or witness in respect of...

      44. 44.(1) Any payment or repayment made under regulations 3, 5...

      45. 45.Any payment made under regulation 8, 9, 10 or 12...

      46. 46.Any payment made under a scheme established by the Secretary...

      47. 47.(1) Where a relevant person’s applicable amount includes an amount...

      48. 48.Any payment made by the Department of Health and Social...

      49. 49.Any payment (other than a training allowance) made, whether by...

      50. 50.Any guardian’s allowance under Part III of the 1992 Act....

      51. 51.Any council tax benefit.

      52. 52.(1) Where the relevant person is in receipt of any...

      53. 53.Any payment made under the legislation of, or under any...

      54. 54.Any supplementary pension under Article 29(1A) of the Naval, Military...

      55. 55.In the case of a pension awarded at the supplementary...

      56. 56.(1) Any payment which is— (a) made under any of...

      57. 57.Where the relevant person is entitled to the allowance under...

      58. 58.Where the relevant person is entitled to the credit under...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Capital to be disregarded

      1. 1.The dwelling or building to which the application relates.

      2. 2.Any one dwelling normally occupied by the relevant person as...

      3. 3.Any dwelling which the relevant person intends to occupy as...

      4. 4.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), any sum directly attributable to...

      5. 5.Any dwelling occupied in whole or in part as his...

      6. 6.Where a relevant person is in receipt of income support...

      7. 7.Any future interest in property of any kind, other than...

      8. 8.(1) The assets of any business owned in whole or...

      9. 9.Any arrears of, or any concessionary payment made to compensate...

      10. 10.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), any sum—

      11. 11.Any sum— (a) deposited with a housing association as a...

      12. 12.Any personal possessions except those which have been acquired by...

      13. 13.The value of the right to receive any income under...

      14. 14.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), where the funds of a...

      15. 15.The value of the right to receive any income under...

      16. 16.The value of the right to receive any income which...

      17. 17.The surrender value of any policy of life insurance.

      18. 18.Where any payment of capital falls to be made by...

      19. 19.Any payment made by a Health and Social Services Board...

      20. 20.Any social fund payment.

      21. 21.Any refund of tax which falls to be deducted under...

      22. 22.Any capital which by virtue of regulation 29, 31(5) or...

      23. 23.Where any payment of capital is made in a currency...

      24. 24.(1) Any payment made under the Macfarlane Trust, the Macfarlane...

      25. 25.(1) Where a relevant person has ceased to occupy what...

      26. 26.Any premises where the relevant person is taking reasonable steps...

      27. 27.Any payment made under arrangements made by the Department of...

      28. 28.Any payment made under arrangements made by the Department of...

      29. 29.The value of the right to receive an occupational or...

      30. 30.The value of any funds held under a personal pension...

      31. 31.The value of the right to receive any rent except...

      32. 32.Any payment in kind made by a charity or under...

      33. 33.£200 of any payment, or if the payment is less...

      34. 34.Any housing benefit, or housing benefit in the form of...

      35. 35.Any community charge benefit.

      36. 36.Any payment in consequence of a reduction of a personal...

      37. 37.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), any grant made in Great...

      38. 38.Any arrears of special war widows payment which is disregarded...

      39. 39.(1) Any payment or repayment made under regulation 3, 5...

      40. 40.Any payment made under regulation 8, 9, 10 or 12...

      41. 41.Any payment made under a scheme established by the Secretary...

      42. 42.Any payment made by the Department of Health and Social...

      43. 43.Any payment (other than a training allowance, or a training...

      44. 44.Any council tax benefit.

      45. 45.(1) Any sum of capital administered— (a) by the High...

      46. 46.Any sum of capital administered on behalf of a person...

      47. 47.Any sum of capital administered on behalf of a person...

      48. 48.Any payment to the relevant person as a holder of...

      49. 49.Any back to work bonus payable by way of a...

      50. 50.Any amount of housing benefit to which a person is...

      51. 51.Any amount of income support to which a person is...

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      Revocations

  9. Explanatory Note

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