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The Social Security (Working Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit Consequential Amendments No. 3) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003

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Amendment of the Housing Benefit (General) Regulations

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

(2) In Schedule 2 (applicable amounts) in paragraph 14 (disabled child premium) after sub-paragraph (c) there shall be added the following –

, or,

(d)is a child or young person in respect of whom section 141A of the Contributions and Benefits Act(2) (entitlement after death of child) applies for the purposes of entitlement to child benefit but only for the period prescribed under section 141A(1) of that Act and in respect of whom a disabled child premium was included in the claimant’s applicable amount immediately before the death of that child..

(3) In Schedule 4 (sums to be disregarded in the calculation of income other than earnings) in paragraph 61(3) before “the 30 hour element of working tax credit” there shall be inserted “where the claimant is entitled to”.

(4) In Schedule 5 (capital to be disregarded) in paragraph 8(1)(b)(4) –

(a)for “section 128” there shall be substituted “section 127”;

(b)for “section 129” there shall be substituted “section 128”.

(1)

S.R. 1987 No. 461; relevant amending Regulations are S.R. 1999 Nos. 298 and 385, S.R. 2002 No. 295 and S.R. 2003 No. 1

(2)

Section 141A was inserted by section 55(1)(b) and (2) of the Tax Credits Act 2002 (c. 21)

(3)

Paragraph 61 was amended by regulation 6 of S.R. 1999 No. 298, regulation 2(1), and Part I of Schedule 2 to, S.R. 1999 No. 385 and paragraph 11(b) of Schedule 2 to S.R. 2003 No. 1

(4)

Paragraph 8 was renumbered 8(1) and amended by regulation 3 of S.R. 2002 No. 295 and sub-paragraph (b) was amended by paragraph 12(a) of Schedule 2 to S.R. 2003 No. 1

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