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Travelling Expenses and Remission of Charges (Amendment No.2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005

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Amendment of regulation 5 of the principal Regulations

2.—(1) Regulation 5 of the principal Regulations (Entitlement to full remission and payment)(1) shall be amended in accordance with the following provision of this regulation.

(2) For sub-paragraph (2) there shall be substituted—

(2) Subject to paragraph (3), the following persons are entitled to the payment in full of HS travel expenses and the remission in full of a HS charge but are required to make a claim for such payment or remission in accordance with regulation 7 (Claims to entitlement)—

(a)a person who lives permanently in accommodation arranged under Article 15 (General Social Welfare) or Article 36 (Provision of accommodation in premises maintained by voluntary organisations, etc.) of the Order, and who has satisfied the Department that he is unable to pay for that accommodation at the standard rate or, as the case may be, the full rate;

(b)an asylum-seeker for whom support is provided under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999;

(c)a member of the same family as an asylum seeker described in sub-paragraph (b);

(d)a relevant child within the meaning of Article 34B of the Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995(2) whom a responsible authority is supporting under Article 34C of that Order;

(e)any other person who satisfies the Department in accordance with Part V that his capital resources do not exceed the capital limit and that his income resources do not exceed his requirements or exceed his requirements by fifty per cent or less of the amount of the charge specified in regulation 3(1)(b) (supply of drugs and appliances by chemists) of the Charges Regulations; and

(f)a member of the same family as a person described in sub-paragraph (e)..

(1)

Regulation 5 was amended by S.R. 2004 No. 162 and S.R. 2005 No. 107

(2)

S.I. 1995/755 (N.I. 2) as amended by the Children (Leaving Care) Act (Northern Ireland) 2002 (c. 11 (N.I.))

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