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The Deregulation (Carer’s Allowance) Order (Northern Ireland) 2002

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Amendment of section 70 of the Contributions and Benefits Act

3.—(1) Section 70 of the Contributions and Benefits Act (invalid care allowance) shall be amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) and (3).

(2) After subsection (1) there shall be inserted the following subsection –

(1A) A person who was entitled to an allowance under this section immediately before the death of the severely disabled person referred to in subsection (1) above shall, notwithstanding that he is no longer engaged in caring for a severely disabled person and the requirements of paragraphs (a) and (c) of that subsection are no longer satisfied, continue to be entitled to it until –

(a)the end of the week in which he ceases to satisfy any other requirement as to entitlement to the allowance; or

(b)the expiry of the period of 8 weeks beginning with the Sunday following the death (or beginning with the date of death if the death occurred on a Sunday),

whichever first occurs..

(3) Subsections (5) and (6)(1) are hereby repealed.

(1)

Subsections (5) and (6) were amended by regulation 2(3) of the Social Security (Severe Disablement Allowance and Invalid Care Allowance) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1994 (S.R. 1994 No. 370)

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