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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 Social Security (Working Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit Consequential Amendments) Regulations

6.—(1) The Social Security (Working Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit Consequential Amendments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003(1) shall be amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) to (6).

(2) In regulation 6 (income support – transitional arrangements) –

(a)in paragraph (1) at the beginning there shall be inserted “Subject to paragraph (2) and regulation 31(3)(2) of the Income Support Regulations,”;

(b)in paragraph (2) for the words following “the Department shall,” to the end of that paragraph there shall be substituted “in the benefit week which begins on or includes 5th October 2003, disregard from his income an amount equivalent to the amount of child tax credit to which he is entitled”;

(c)in paragraph (3) for “paragraphs (1) and (2),” there shall be substituted “paragraph (1)”;

(d)in paragraph (7) –

(i)in each of sub-paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) at the beginning there shall be inserted “subject to sub-paragraph (d)”;

(ii)the word “or” after sub-paragraph (b) shall be omitted;

(iii)after sub-paragraph (c) there shall be added the following –

or,

(d)the first day of the benefit week in which the child’s first birthday occurs, if earlier..

(3) In regulation 7 (jobseeker’s allowance – transitional arrangements) –

(a)in paragraph (1) at the beginning there shall be inserted “Subject to regulation 96(3)(3) of the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations,”;

(b)in paragraph (6) –

(i)in each of sub-paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) at the beginning there shall be inserted “subject to sub-paragraph (d)”;

(ii)the word “or” after sub-paragraph (b) shall be omitted;

(iii)after sub-paragraph (c) there shall be added the following –

or,

(d)the first day of the benefit week in which the child’s first birthday occurs, if earlier..

(4) In Schedule 1 (amendment to the Income Support Regulations) –

(a)in paragraph 16(d) after “an adult dependant” there shall be added “and “or for an older student” shall be omitted”;

(b)paragraph 21(e), (f) and (g) shall be omitted.

(5) In Schedule 2 (amendment to the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations) –

(a)in paragraph 16(d) after “an adult dependent” there shall be added “and “or for an older student” shall be omitted”;

(b)the words “and paragraph 9(a) in Column (2)” in paragraph 21(a) and paragraphs 2(b), 3(b) and 21(b) and (d) shall be omitted.

(6) In Schedule 4 (other miscellaneous consequential amendments) in paragraph 2(a)(ii), at the end of the definition of “family element” there shall be added “but subject in any case to calculations of those amounts made in accordance with the Tax Credits (Income Thresholds and Determination of Rates) Regulations 2002”.

(2)

Regulation 31(3) is substituted by regulation 2(2) of these Regulations

(3)

Regulation 96(3) is substituted by regulation 4(2) of these Regulations

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