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The Social Security (Loss of Benefit) (Consequential Amendments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2002

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Amendment of the Income Support (General) Regulations

3.—(1) The Income Support (General) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1987(1) shall be amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) to (4).

(2) In regulation 2(1) (interpretation) after the definition of “the Contributions and Benefits Act”(2) there shall be inserted the following definition—

“the Fraud Act” means the Social Security Fraud Act (Northern Ireland) 2001;.

(3) In Schedule 1B(3) (prescribed categories of person) in paragraph 4(b) (persons caring for another person) at the end there shall be added “or would be in receipt of that allowance but for the application of a restriction under section 6 of the Fraud Act (loss of benefit provisions)”.

(4) In Schedule 2 (applicable amounts) in paragraph 13 (severe disability premium) after sub-paragraph (4) there shall be added the following sub-paragraph—

(5) In sub-paragraph (2)(a)(iii) and (b), references to a person being in receipt of an invalid care allowance shall include references to a person who would have been in receipt of that allowance but for the application of a restriction under section 6 of the Fraud Act (loss of benefit provisions)..

(1)

S.R. 1987 No. 459; relevant amending regulations are S.R, 1993 No. 373, S.R. 1996 No. 199 and S.R. 2000 No. 74

(2)

The definition of “the Contributions and Benefits Act” was inserted by regulation 4(2)(a) of S.R. 1993 No. 373

(3)

Schedule 1B was inserted by regulation 22 of, and Schedule 1 to, S.R. 1996 No. 199 and paragraph (4)(b) was amended by regulation 4(1) of S.R. 2000 No. 74

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