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The Social Security (Carer Premium Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2002

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Social Security (Carer Premium Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2002 and shall come into operation on 28th October 2002.

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

Income support and housing benefit: carer premium run-on

2.  In paragraph 14ZA (carer premium) of Schedule 2 (applicable amounts) to the Income Support (General) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1987(2) and paragraph 14ZA (Carer Premium) of Schedule 2 (applicable amounts) to the Housing Benefit (General) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1987(3) –

(a)for sub-paragraph (3) there shall be substituted the following sub-paragraphs –

(3) Where a carer premium is awarded but –

(a)the person in respect of whose care the invalid care allowance has been awarded dies, or

(b)in any other case the person in respect of whom a carer premium has been awarded ceases to be entitled or ceases to be treated as entitled to an invalid care allowance,

the condition for the award of the premium shall be treated as satisfied for a period of eight weeks from the relevant date specified in sub-paragraph (3A).

(3A) The relevant date for the purposes of sub-paragraph (3) shall be –

(a)the Sunday following the death of the person in respect of whose care an invalid care allowance has been awarded or the date of death if the death occurred on a Sunday;

(b)where sub-paragraph (2) applies, the date on which the person in respect of whose care the invalid care allowance has been awarded ceased to be in receipt of the allowances referred to in head (b) of that sub-paragraph;

(c)in any other case, the date on which the person who has been entitled to an invalid care allowance ceases to be entitled to that allowance.;

(b)in sub-paragraph (4) for heads (a) and (b) there shall be substituted the following heads –

(a)the person in respect of whose care the invalid care allowance has been awarded dies;

(b)where sub-paragraph (2) applies, the person in respect of whose care the invalid care allowance has been awarded ceased to be in receipt of the allowances referred to in head (b) of that sub-paragraph;

(c)in any other case, that person was last entitled to invalid care allowance..

Jobseeker’s allowance: carer premium run-on

3.  In Schedule 1 (applicable amounts) to the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996(4) –

(a)in paragraph 17(5) (carer premium) –

(i)for sub-paragraph (3)(6) there shall be substituted the following sub-paragraphs –

(3) Where a carer premium is awarded but –

(a)the person in respect of whose care the invalid care allowance has been awarded dies, or

(b)in any other case the person in respect of whom a carer premium has been awarded ceases to be entitled or ceases to be treated as entitled to an invalid care allowance,

the condition for the award of the premium shall be treated as satisfied for a period of eight weeks from the relevant date specified in sub-paragraph (3A).

(3A) The relevant date for the purposes of sub-paragraph (3) shall be –

(a)the Sunday following the death of the person in respect of whose care an invalid care allowance has been awarded or the date of death if the death occurred on a Sunday;

(b)where sub-paragraph (2) applies, the date on which the person in respect of whose care the invalid care allowance has been awarded ceased to be in receipt of the allowances referred to in head (c) of that sub-paragraph;

(c)in any other case, the date on which the person who has been entitled to an invalid care allowance ceases to be entitled to that allowance.;

(ii)in sub-paragraph (4)(7) for heads (a) and (b) there shall be substituted the following heads –

(a)the person in respect of whose care the invalid care allowance has been awarded dies;

(b)where sub-paragraph (2) applies, the person in respect of whose care the invalid care allowance has been awarded ceased to be in receipt of the allowances referred to in head (c) of that sub-paragraph;

(c)in any other case, that person ceased to be entitled to invalid care allowance.;

(b)in paragraph 20J(8) (carer premium) –

(i)for sub-paragraph (3) there shall be substituted the following sub-paragraphs –

(3) Where a carer premium is awarded but –

(a)the person in respect of whose care the invalid care allowance has been awarded dies, or

(b)in any other case the member of the joint-claim couple in respect of whom a carer premium has been awarded ceases to be entitled or ceases to be treated as entitled to an invalid care allowance,

the condition for the award of the premium shall be treated as satisfied for a period of eight weeks from the relevant date specified in sub-paragraph (3A).

(3A) The relevant date for the purposes of sub-paragraph (3) shall be –

(a)the Sunday following the death of the person in respect of whose care an invalid care allowance has been awarded or the date of death if the death occurred on a Sunday;

(b)where sub-paragraph (2) applies, the date on which the person in respect of whose care the invalid care allowance has been awarded ceased to be in receipt of the allowances referred to in head (c) of that sub-paragraph;

(c)in any other case, the date on which that member ceased to be entitled to an invalid care allowance.;

(ii)in sub-paragraph (4) for heads (a) and (b) there shall be substituted the following heads –

(a)the person in respect of whose care the invalid care allowance has been awarded dies;

(b)where sub-paragraph (2) applies, the person in respect of whose care the invalid care allowance has been awarded ceased to be in receipt of the allowances referred to in head (c) of that sub-paragraph;

(c)in any other case, that member was last entitled to an invalid care allowance..

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department for Social Development on 21st October 2002.

L.S.

John O'Neill

Senior Officer of the

Department for Social Development

The Department of Finance and Personnel hereby consents to regulation 2 of the foregoing Regulations.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Finance and Personnel on 22nd October 2002.

L.S.

David Thomson

Senior Officer of Finance and Personnel

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