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The Social Fund (Maternity and Funeral Expenses) (General) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999

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Amendment of the Social Fund (Maternity and Funeral Expenses) (General) Regulations

2.  (1)  The Social Fund (Maternity and Funeral Expenses) (General) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1987(1) shall be amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) to (4).

(2) In regulation 3(4)(b)(2) (provision against double payment), for “the amount of the award” there shall be substituted “the further amount of the award”.

(3) In regulation 6(3) (entitlement)—

(a)in paragraph (3), for sub-paragraph (a) there shall be substituted the following sub-paragraph—

(a)there are one or more immediate family members of the deceased;;

(b)in paragraph (4)—

(i)before sub-paragraph (a) there shall be inserted the following sub-paragraph—

(za)a person who has not attained the age of 18;;

(ii)in sub-paragraph (a), for “aged less than 19” there shall be substituted “has attained the age of 18 but not the age of 19”;

(c)in paragraph (7)—

(i)in sub-paragraph (a), for “was a child”, there shall be substituted “had not attained the age of 18”, and

(ii)in sub-paragraph (b), for “a child”, there shall be substituted “a person who had not attained the age of 18”.

(4) In regulation 6A(2)(4) (amount of funeral payment)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (a), for head (ii) there shall be substituted the following head—

(ii)the fees levied in respect of a burial by the person responsible for the provision and maintenance of cemeteries for the area where the burial takes place in so far as it is necessary to incur those fees;;

(b)in sub-paragraph (b), for head (i) there shall be substituted the following heads—

(i)the fees levied in respect of a cremation by the person responsible for the provision and maintenance of crematoria for the area where the cremation takes place in so far as it is necessary to incur those fees,

(ia)the cost of any medical references,.

(1)

S.R. 1987 No. 150; relevant amending Regulations are S.R. 1997 Nos. 155 and 472

(2)

Paragraph (4) was added by regulation 4(3) of S.R. 1997 No. 472; sub-paragraph (b) was amended by S.R. 1999 No. 472 (C. 36)

(3)

Regulation 6 was substituted by regulation 2(5) of S.R. 1997 No. 155

(4)

Regulation 6A was inserted by regulation 2(5) of S.R. 1997 No. 155

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