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The Social Security (Personal Allowances for Children and Young Persons Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Social Security (Personal Allowances for Children and Young Persons Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999 and both this regulation and regulation 2(2) shall come into operation on 4th October 1999.

(2) Regulation 2(1)(a) shall, subject to paragraphs (3) and (5), come into operation on 4th October 1999.

(3) In so far as regulation 2(1)(a) amends the Income Support Regulations then, in the case of a claimant whose benefit week does not commence on 4th October 1999, that regulation shall have effect from the first day of the first benefit week to commence for that claimant after that date.

(4) In paragraph (3) “the Income Support Regulations” means the Income Support (General) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1987(1) and “benefit week”(2) and “claimant” shall have the same meanings as in regulation 2(1) of those Regulations.

(5) In so far as regulation 2(1)(a) amends the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations then, in the case of a claimant whose benefit week does not commence on 4th October 1999, that regulation shall have effect from the first day of the first benefit week to commence for that claimant after that date.

(6) In paragraph (5) “the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations” means the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996(3) and “benefit week”(4) shall have the same meaning as in regulation 1(2) of those Regulations.

(7) Regulation 2(1)(b) in so far as it amends provisions relating to—

(a)income support and jobseeker’s allowance, shall come into operation on 10th April 2000;

(b)housing benefit—

(i)in any case where rent is payable at intervals of one month or any other interval which is not a week or a multiple thereof, shall come into operation on 1st April 2000;

(ii)in any other case, shall come into operation on 3rd April 2000.

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

(2)

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

(3)

S.R. 1996 No. 198; relevant amending Rules are S.R. 1996 Nos. 358, 476 and 503 and S.R 1999 No. 50

(4)

The definition of “benefit week” was amended by regulation 2(2) of S.R. 1996 No. 358 and regulation 2(2)(a) of S.R. 1996 No. 503

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