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The Social Fund (Maternity and Funeral Expenses) (General) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2002

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Social Fund (Maternity and Funeral Expenses) (General) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2002 and shall come into operation on 31st March 2002.

(2) In these Regulations “the principal Regulations” means The Social Fund (Maternity and Funeral Expenses) (General) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1987(1).

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

Amendment of the principal Regulations

2.  In regulation 4(2) of the principal Regulations(3) (amount of a Sure Start Maternity Grant), in each place where “£300” appears there shall be substituted “£500”.

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3.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2) of this regulation, the principal Regulations shall have effect as if regulation 2 of these Regulations had not been made where—

(a)the expected date of confinement;

(b)the expected date of birth of the child (including any still-born);

(c)the date of the adoption order, or

(d)in the case of a child in respect of whom an order has been granted pursuant to section 30 of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990(4), the date of the order, is before 16th June 2002.

(2) Subject to paragraph (3), where a claim is made for a Sure Start Maternity Grant before 16th June 2002 in respect of a child born (including any still-born) on or after that date, regulation 4(2) of the principal Regulations shall have effect as if the amount of the Sure Start Maternity Grant in that case were £500.

(3) Where a decision is made in a case to which paragraph (2) applies on the basis that the amount of a Sure Start Maternity Grant is £300—

(a)that decision may be revised under Article 10 of the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1998 (revision of decisions)—

(i)within 13 months of that decision, or

(ii)where the Department receives an application for a revision of that decision made within 13 months of that decision; and

(b)any payment made pursuant to that decision (before revision) shall be offset against any amount payable pursuant to the revision under Article 10 of that Order.

(4) Regulation 3(1) of the principal Regulations(5) (provision against double payment) shall not prevent a payment being made in consequence of paragraphs (2) and (3).

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department for Social Development on 22nd January 2002.

L.S.

John O'Neill

Senior Officer of the

Department for Social Development

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