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The Child Benefit and Social Security (Fixing and Adjustment of Rates) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998

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Persons ceasing to receive specified benefits

3.—(1) Where a lone parent—

(a)is, on 5th July 1998, in receipt of any of the specified benefits to which regulation 2(5) of the principal Regulations refers and in consequence is entitled to child benefit only at the rate specified in regulation 2(1)(a)(i) of those Regulations;

(b)ceases on or after 6th July 1998 to receive the specified benefit; and

(c)applies for the higher rate of child benefit within one month of ceasing to receive the specified benefit,

regulation 2 of the principal Regulations shall continue to have effect in his case as though regulation 2 of these Regulations had not been made, but only for so long as the lone parent continuously satisfies the conditions for entitlement to the higher rate of child benefit and the higher rate continues to exceed the rate for the time being specified in regulation 2(1)(a)(i) of the principal Regulations(1).

(2) In this regulation and regulation 4 “the higher rate of child benefit” means the rate of child benefit specified in regulation 2(1)(a)(ii) of the principal Regulations, as in operation on 5th July 1998.

(1)

See S.R. 1998 No. 59; article 13 for current rates of benefit

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