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The Housing Benefit (State Pension Credit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003

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14.  In regulation 72 of the Housing Benefit Regulations (time and manner in which claims are to be made) –

(a)in paragraph (5)(1) –

(i)in sub-paragraph (a), after the words “income support” wherever they occur, there shall be inserted “, state pension credit which comprises a guarantee credit”;

(ii)after sub-paragraph (aa)(2) there shall be inserted the following sub-paragraph –

(aaa)in a case where the claimant or his partner claimed state pension credit and either there was no entitlement to state pension credit or there was entitlement only to a savings credit, the date on which the claim is received at the appropriate office or the designated office whichever is the earlier;;

(iii)in sub-paragraph (bb)(3) after “income support” there shall be inserted “, in receipt of a guaranteed credit”;

(b)after paragraph (10) there shall be inserted the following paragraph –

(10A) In the case of a person who has attained, or whose partner has attained, the age of 59 years and 35 weeks, paragraph (10) shall apply as if for the reference to the thirteenth benefit week, there was substituted a reference to the seventeenth benefit week..

(1)

Paragraph (5) was amended by regulation 4(4)(a) of S.R. 1990 No. 137, regulation 9(a) of S.R. 1991 No. 47, regulation 3(a) of S.R. 1991 No. 176 and regulation 13(b) of S.R. 1996 No. 334

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Sub-paragraph (aa) was added by regulation 3 of S.R. 2003 No. 80

(3)

Sub-paragraph (bb) was inserted by regulation 9(a) of S.R. 1991 No. 47 and amended by regulation 13(b)(ii)(c) of S.R. 1996 No. 334

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