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The Age-Related Payments Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005

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PART IGeneral

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) These regulations may be cited as the Age-Related Payments Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005 and shall come into operation on 1st September 2005.

(2) In these Regulations—

“guarantee credit” has the meaning given by section 17 of the State Pension Credit Act (Northern Ireland) 2002(1);

“income-based jobseeker’s allowance” has the meaning given by Article 3(1) and (4) of the Jobseekers (Northern Ireland) Order 1995(2);

“income support” means income support under section 123 of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992(3);

“nursing home” has the meaning given by Article 11 of the Health and Personal Social Services (Quality, Improvement and Regulation)(Northern Ireland) Order 2003(4);

“qualifying individual”—

(a)

in Part II means an individual who—

(i)

is ordinarily resident in Northern Ireland on at least one day in the relevant week;

(ii)

has attained the age of 65 years on or before the last day of the relevant week; and

(iii)

is—

(aa)

single and not in receipt of guarantee credit; or

(bb)

part of a couple of which neither member is in receipt of guarantee credit; and

(b)

in Part III means an individual who—

(i)

is ordinarily resident in Northern Ireland on at least one day in the relevant week;

(ii)

has attained the age of 70 years on or before the last day of the relevant week; and

(iii)

is—

(aa)

single and in receipt of guarantee credit; or

(bb)

part of a couple of which either member is in receipt of guarantee credit;

“the relevant week” means the week beginning with (and including) Monday 19th September 2005 and ending with Sunday 25th September 2005;

“residential care home” has the meaning given by Article 10 of the Health and Personal Social Services (Quality, Improvement and Regulation)(Northern Ireland) Order 2003; and

“savings credit” has the meaning given by Article 17 of the State Pension Credit Act (Northern Ireland) 2002.

(3) These regulations shall apply, with any necessary modifications, to the parties to a polygamous marriage as if they together formed one couple.

(2)

S.I. 1995/2705 (N.I. 15); Article 3 was amended by paragraph 3(4) of Schedule 7 to the Welfare Reform and Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 1999 (S.I. 1999/3147 (N.I. 11))

(3)

1992 c. 7. Section 123 was amended by Schedules 2 and 3 to the Jobseekers (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 and paragraph 2 of Schedule 2 to the State Pension Credit Act (Northern Ireland) 2002

(4)

S.I. 2003/431 (N.I. 9); Articles 10 and 11 came into operation on 1st April 2005 under the provisions of the Health and Personal Social Services (Quality, Improvement and Regulation)(2003 Order) (Commencement No. 3 & Transitional Provisions) Order (Northern Ireland) 2005 S.R. 2005 No. 44 (C. 4)

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