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

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Amendment of the Housing Benefit (General) Regulations

4.—(1) The Housing Benefit (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 Children Order”(2) there shall be inserted the following definition—

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

(3) In regulation 2(3A)(3) (interpretation) after sub-paragraph (c) there shall be added the following sub-paragraph—

(d)in respect of which an income-based jobseeker’s allowance or a joint-claim jobseeker’s allowance would be payable but for a restriction imposed pursuant to section 6, 7 or 8 of the Fraud Act (loss of benefit provisions)..

(4) In Schedule 2 (applicable amounts) in paragraph 13 (severe disability premium) after sub-paragraph (4)(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)..

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The Definition of “the Children Order” was inserted by regulation 2(1) and (2)(b) of S.R. 1997 No. 331

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Paragraph (3A) was inserted by regulation 2(b) of S.R. 1996 No. 334 and amended by regulation 3 of S.R. 2000 No. 365

(4)

Sub-paragraph (4) was added by regulation 11(b) of S.R. 1994 No. 335

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