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The Income-Related Benefits (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997

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2.—(1) In each of the regulations specified in paragraph (2) (maximum deductions from income in respect of child care charges) for “£60 per week” there shall be substituted “whichever of the sums specified in paragraph (1A) applies in his case”.

(2) The specified regulations to which paragraph (1) refers are—

(a)regulation 15(1)(c) of the Disability Working Allowance Regulations(1);

(b)regulation 13(1)(c) of the Family Credit Regulations(2), and

(c)regulation 21(1)(c) of the Housing Benefit Regulations(3).

(3) After paragraph (1) of each of the regulations specified in paragraph (2) there shall be inserted the following paragraph—

  • (1A) The maximum deduction to which paragraph (1)(c) refers shall be—

    (a)

    where the claimant’s family includes only one child in respect of whom relevant child care charges are paid, £60 per week;

    (b)

    where the claimant’s family includes more than one child in respect of whom relevant child care charges are paid, £100 per week..

(4) In the definition of “relevant child care charges” in each of the regulations specified in paragraph (5) (treatment of child care charges) for “eleventh birthday” there shall be substituted “twelfth birthday”.

(5) The regulations to which paragraph (4) refers(4) are—

(a)regulation 15A(2) of the Disability Working Allowance Regulations;

(b)regulation 13A(2) of the Family Credit Regulations, and

(c)regulation 21A(2) of the Housing Benefit Regulations.

(1)

Paragraph (c) was added by regulation 4(2)(b) of S.R. 1994 No. 274 and amended by regulation 17(a) of S.R. 1996 No. 73

(2)

Paragraph (c) was added by regulation 3(3)(b) of S.R. 1994 No. 274 and amended by regulation 16(a) of S.R. 1996 No. 73

(3)

Paragraph (c) was added by regulation 2(2)(b) of S.R. 1994 No. 274 and amended by regulation 2 of S.R. 1996 No. 184

(4)

All of the regulations specified in paragraph (5) were inserted by S.R. 1994 No. 274; relevant amending Regulations are S.R. 1995 Nos. 86 and 89 and S.R. 1996 No. 476

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