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The Income-related Benefits (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005

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Amendment of the Income Support (General) Regulations

2.  In Schedule 10 to the Income Support (General) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1987(1) (capital to be disregarded) after paragraph 22(2) there shall be inserted the following paragraph—

22A.(1) An amount equal to any interim assistance grant paid by the London Bombings Relief Charitable Fund for the purpose of relieving immediate need faced by the claimant arising in consequence of—

(a)an injury he suffered in the terrorist attacks carried out in London on 7th July 2005 as a result of which he stayed at least one night in hospital; or

(b)the death of a partner or close relative of his in, or as a result of, those attacks.

(2) A disregard which applies by virtue of sub-paragraph (1) shall have effect only in relation to—

(a)an award of income support during which the grant is paid; and

(b)where that award is followed by one or more further awards of income support which begins immediately after the end of the previous award, such further award, provided that the claimant in respect of that further award—

(i)is the person who received the grant, or

(ii)is the partner of that person, or was the partner of that person at the date of the latter’s death.

(3) In sub-paragraph (1), “the London Bombings Relief Charitable Fund” means the company limited by guarantee (number 5505072) and registered charity of that name established on 11th July 2005 for the purpose of (amongst other things) relieving sickness, disability or financial need of victims (including families or dependants of victims) of the terrorist attacks carried out in London on 7th July 2005..

(2)

Paragraph 22 was substituted by regulation 4(8)(a) of S.R. 1991 No. 204 and amended by regulation 5(8)(a) of S.R. 1992 No. 201, regulation 5(5)(a) of S.R. 1993 No. 233, regulation 3(5) of S.R. 2000 No. 241 and regulation 3(1), (2)(b), (3) and (4)(b) of S.R. 2004 No. 213

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