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The Social Security (Amendment) (New Deal) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998

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Amendment of the Housing Benefit (General) Regulations

9.  In regulation 46 of the Housing Benefit (General) Regulations 1987(1) (interpretation of Part VII – students)—

(a)for the definition of “last day of the course”(2), there shall be substituted the following definition—

“last day of the course” means—


in the case of a qualifying course, the date on which the last day of that course falls or the date on which the final examination relating to that course is completed, whichever is the later;


in any other case, the date on which the last day of the final academic term falls in respect of the course in which the student is enrolled;;

(b)after the definition of “periods of experience” there shall be inserted the following definition—

“qualifying course” means a qualifying course as defined for the purposes of Parts II and IV of the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996;;

(c)for the definition of “student” there shall be substituted the following definition—

“student” means a person, other than a person in receipt of a training allowance, who is—


attending a course of study at an educational establishment; or


undertaking a qualifying course,

and a person who has started on such a course shall be treated as attending, or as the case may be, undertaking it until the last day of the course or such earlier date as he abandons it or is dismissed from it;.


S.R. 1987 No. 461; relevant amending Regulations are S.R. 1991 No. 337


Definition was inserted by regulation 9(a) of S.R. 1991 No. 337

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