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The Income Support (General) (Standard Interest Rate Amendment No. 3) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2004

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Income Support (General) (Standard Interest Rate Amendment No. 3) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2004 and shall come into operation on 19th September 2004.

(2) These Regulations shall have effect in relation to any particular claimant –

(a)in a case where income support is paid to the claimant in arrears, in accordance with paragraph 1(a) of Schedule 2A to the Decisions and Appeals Regulations(1) (date on which change of circumstances takes effect in certain cases where a claimant is in receipt of income support) –

(i)from the first day of the benefit week which includes 26th September 2004, or

(ii)if the claim for income support is for a period commencing after 26th September 2004, from the first day of the first benefit week commencing after 19th September 2004;

(b)in a case where income support is paid to the claimant in advance, in accordance with paragraph 1(b) of Schedule 2A to the Decisions and Appeals Regulations, from the first day of the first benefit week commencing after 26th September 2004.

(3) In these Regulations –

(a)“the Decisions and Appeals Regulations” means the Social Security and Child Support (Decisions and Appeals) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999(2);

(b)“the Income Support Regulations” means the Income Support (General) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1987(3), and

(c)the expressions “claimant” and “benefit week” have the same meanings as in regulation 2(1) of the Income Support Regulations(4) (interpretation).

(4) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(5) shall apply to these Regulations as it applies to an Act of the Assembly.

(1)

Schedule 2A was inserted by regulation 6(22) of, and Schedule 1 to, S.R. 2000 No. 215

(2)

S.R. 1999 No. 162; relevant amending Regulations are S.R. 2000 No. 215

(3)

S.R. 1987 No. 459; relevant amending Regulations are S.R. 1988 No. 318, S.R. 1995 No. 301 and S.R. 2004 No. 273

(4)

The definition of “benefit week” was amended by regulation 2(a) of S.R. 1988 No. 318

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