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The Housing Benefit (State Pension Credit) (Abolition of Benefit Periods Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003

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PART 2Amendment of Housing Benefit Regulations

Housing Benefit Regulations

2.—(1) The Housing Benefit Regulations shall have effect, except where paragraph (2) applies, in relation to any person who has attained the qualifying age for state pension credit, subject to the modifications or amendments set out in this Part.

(2) This paragraph applies where the claimant or, if the claimant has a partner, his partner, is a person on income support or on an income-based jobseeker’s allowance within the meaning of the Housing Benefit Regulations(1), as the case may be.

Continuing payments where state pension credit claimed

3.  In regulation 62B of the Housing Benefit Regulations(2) (continuing payments where state pension credit claimed) –

(a)in paragraph (3) for “In” there shall be substituted “Subject to paragraph (3A), in”;

(b)after paragraph (3), there shall be inserted –

(3A) Where housing benefit is paid for the period of 4 weeks in accordance with paragraph (3), and the last day of that period falls on a day other than the last day of a benefit week, then housing benefit shall continue to be paid until the end of the benefit week in which the last day of that period falls., and

(c)in paragraph (4) after “in paragraph (3)” there shall be inserted “and any further period specified in paragraph (3A)”.

(1)

See regulation 2(1) and (3A); paragraph (3A) was inserted by regulation 2(b) of S.R. 1996 No. 334 and amended by regulation 3(a) and (b) of S.R. 2000 No. 365 and regulation 4(3) of S.R. 2002 No. 80

(2)

Regulation 62B was inserted by regulation 10 of S.R. 2003 No. 197

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