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The Income Support (General) (Standard Interest Rate Amendment No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Income Support (General) (Standard Interest Rate Amendment No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998 and shall come into operation on 20th December 1998.

(2) These Regulations shall have effect in relation to any particular claimant—

(a)in a case where income support is paid to the claimant in arrears in accordance with paragraph 7(1)(a) of Schedule 7 to the Claims and Payments Regulations(1) (date when change of circumstances is to take effect)—

(i)from the first day of the benefit week which includes 27th December 1998, or

(ii)if the claim for income support is for a period beginning after 27th December 1998, from the first day of the first benefit week commencing after 20th December 1998;

(b)in a case where income support is paid to the claimant in advance in accordance with paragraph 7(1)(b) of Schedule 7 to the Claims and Payments Regulations, from the first day of the first benefit week commencing after 27th December 1998,

and for this purpose, the expressions “claimant” and “benefit week” have the same meanings as in regulation 2(1) of the Income Support Regulations(2) (interpretation).

(3) In these Regulations—

“the Claims and Payments Regulations” means the Social Security (Claims and Payments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1987(3);

“the Income Support Regulations” means the Income Support (General) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1987(4).

(4) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(5) shall apply to these Regulations as it applies to a Measure of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

(1)

Paragraph 7 was substituted by regulation 7(9) of S.R. 1990 No. 398

(2)

The definition of “benefit week” was amended by regulation 2(a) of S.R. 1988 No. 318

(3)

S.R. 1987 No. 465; relevant amending Regulations are S.R. 1990 No. 398

(4)

S.R. 1987 No. 459; relevant amending Regulations are S.R. 1988 No. 318, S.R. 1995 No. 301 and S.R. 1998 No. 165

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