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The Civil Partnership (Pensions, Social Security and Child Support) (Consequential, etc. Provisions) Order (Northern Ireland) 2005

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Social Security (Hospital In-Patients) Regulations

3.—(1) The Social Security (Hospital In-Patients) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1975(1) shall be amended in accordance with sub-paragraphs (2) to (8).

(2) In regulation 2(3)(b) (interpretation), for “husband or wife” there shall be substituted “husband, wife or civil partner”.

(3) In regulation 6(3)(2) (adjustment of personal benefit after 52 weeks in hospital)—

(a)after “who is married” there shall be inserted “or in a civil partnership”;

(b)in sub-paragraph (a), for “husband or wife” there shall be substituted “husband, wife or civil partner”;

(c)in sub-paragraph (b)(i), for “his wife or her husband” there shall be substituted “the beneficiary’s wife, husband or civil partner”.

(4) In regulation 9(ii)(3) (circumstances in which dependency benefit is to be adjusted), for “husband or wife” there shall be substituted “husband, wife or civil partner”.

(5) In regulation 11(4) (adjustment of dependency benefit where dependant is husband or wife of beneficiary and is in hospital), in the heading, for “husband or wife” there shall be substituted “husband, wife or civil partner”.

(6) In regulation 16(1)(5) (adjustment or further adjustment of benefit in certain cases after 52 weeks in hospital), for “wife or husband” (in each place where it occurs) there shall be substituted “wife, husband or civil partner”.

(7) In regulation 19(6) (treatment of age addition), after “nor with a spouse” there shall be inserted “or civil partner”.

(8) In Schedule 1 (beneficiary to be regarded as having a dependant if any of these benefits is or would be payable), in paragraph (c)(7), after “spouse” there shall be inserted “or civil partner”.

(1)

S.R. 1975 No. 109; relevant amending regulations are S.R. 1977 No. 316, S.R. 1987 Nos. 12 and 391 and S.R. 2003 No. 261

(2)

Paragraph (3) was substituted by regulation 3(2) of S.R. 1977 No. 316 and amended by regulation 2(6)(d) of S.R. 1987 No. 391

(3)

Regulation 9 was substituted by regulation 4 of S.R. 1977 No. 316 and amended by regulation 2(7) of S.R. 2003 No. 261

(4)

Regulation 11 was substituted by regulation 4 of S.R. 1977 No. 316

(5)

Regulation 16(1) was amended by regulation 5(3)(b) of S.R. 1977 No. 316 and regulation 2(12)(a) of S.R. 1987 No. 391

(6)

Regulation 19 was amended by regulation 2(6) of S.R. 1987 No. 12

(7)

Paragraph (c) was substituted by regulation 2(7)(b) of S.R. 1987 No. 12

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