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The Housing Benefit (General) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2001

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Amendment of regulation 11 of the principal Regulations

4.  In regulation 11 of the principal Regulations(1) (maximum rent)—

(a)for paragraph (3A)(2), there shall be substituted the following paragraph—

(3A) Subject to paragraph (3B)(3), in the case of a young individual—

(a)except where sub-paragraph (b) applies, where the Executive has determined a single room rent, the maximum rent shall not exceed that single room rent;

(b)where—

(i)the Executive has determined a single room rent and a claim-related rent;

(ii)the claim-related rent includes payment in respect of meals, and

(iii)the single room rent is greater than the claim-related rent less an amount in respect of meals determined in accordance with paragraph 1A(4) of Schedule 1 (amount ineligible for meals),

that maximum rent shall not exceed the claim-related rent less that amount in respect of meals.;

(b)for paragraph (11)(5) there shall be substituted the following paragraph—

(11) In a case where a charge for meals is ineligible to be met by housing benefit under regulation 10(3) and paragraph 1(6) of Schedule 1 (ineligible service charges) there shall be deducted an amount determined in accordance with paragraph 1A of Schedule 1 in respect of meals in the calculation of a person’s maximum rent..

(1)

Regulation 11 was substituted by regulation 7 of S.R. 1996 No. 111

(2)

Paragraph (3A) was inserted by regulation 4(b) of S.R. 1996 No. 181 and amended by regulation 2(a) of S.R. 1997 No. 170 which was substituted by regulation 2(2)(a) of S.R. 1997 No. 377

(3)

Paragraph (3B) was inserted by regulation 2(b) of S.R. 1997 No. 170 which was substituted by regulation 2(2)(b) of S.R. 1997 No. 377

(4)

Paragraph 1A was added by regulation 7(b) of S.R. 1988 No. 314 and amended by regulation 14 of S.R. 1997 No. 22 and Article 19(5) of S.R. 2000 No. 38

(5)

Paragraph 11 was amended by regulation 4(c) of S.R. 1996 No. 181 and regulation 4(3) of S.R. 2000 No. 1

(6)

Paragraph 1 was amended by regulation 7(a) of S.R. 1988 No. 314, regulation 15 of S.R. 1991 No. 337, regulation 2 of S.R. 1994 No. 137 and regulation 7(2) of S.R. 1999 No. 416

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