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The Income Support (General) and Jobseeker’s Allowance (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Income Support (General) and Jobseeker’s Allowance (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000 and shall come into operation on 26th June 2000.

(2) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(1) shall apply to these Regulations as it applies to an Act of the Assembly.

Amendment of the Income Support (General) Regulations

2.  In regulation 62 of the Income Support (General) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1987(2) (calculation of grant income)—

(a)in paragraph (1), for “(2) and (2A)”(3) there shall be substituted “(2), (2A) and (2B)”;

(b)after paragraph (2A)(4) there shall be inserted the following paragraph—

(2B) Where, in respect of a claim for income support made on or after 26th June 2000—

(a)all or part of a student’s grant income is paid in respect of living costs for his dependants in accordance with regulation 15 of the Education (Student Support) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999(5); and

(b)that student was liable to pay rent at any time during the academic year in which the date of claim falls,

the income referred to in sub-paragraph (a) shall be disregarded to the extent that it falls to be apportioned in respect of the period in the academic year beginning on and including the day on which a student loan would cease to be apportioned in accordance with regulation 66A(2)(a) or (b), if such a loan was taken into account in respect of that student in that academic year..

Amendment of the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations

3.  In regulation 131 of the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996(6) (calculation of grant income)—

(a)in paragraph (1), for “(2) and (3)” there shall be substituted “(2), (3) and (3A)”;

(b)after paragraph (3)(7) there shall be inserted the following paragraph—

(3A) Where, in respect of a claim for a jobseeker’s allowance made on or after 26th June 2000—

(a)all or part of a student’s grant income is paid in respect of living costs for his dependants in accordance with regulation 15 of the Education (Student Support) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999, and

(b)that student was liable to pay rent at any time during the academic year in which the date of claim falls,

the income referred to in sub-paragraph (a) shall be disregarded to the extent that it falls to be apportioned in respect of the period in the academic year beginning on and including the day on which a student loan would cease to be apportioned in accordance with regulation 136(2)(a) or (b), if such a loan was taken into account in respect of that student in that academic year..

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department for Social Development on 23rd June 2000.

L.S.

John O'Neil

Senior Officer of the

Department for Social Development

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