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The Income-related Benefits (Amendment No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Income-related Benefits (Amendment No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005 and shall come into operation on 12th December 2005.

(2) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(1) shall apply to these Regulations as it applies to an Act of the Assembly.

Amendment of the Income Support (General) Regulations

2.—(1) The Income Support (General) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1987(2) shall be amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) to (5).

(2) In regulation 2(1) (interpretation)—

(a)after the definition of “liable relative” there shall be inserted the following definition—

“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;; and

(b)in the definition of “qualifying person”(3) for “or the Skipton Fund” there shall be substituted “, the Skipton Fund or the London Bombings Relief Charitable Fund”.

(3) In regulation 51(3A)(a)(4) (notional capital) for “or the Skipton Fund” there shall be substituted “, the Skipton Fund or the London Bombings Relief Charitable Fund”.

(4) In Schedule 9 (sums to be disregarded in the calculation of income other than earnings) in paragraph 39(7)(5) for “and the Skipton Fund” there shall be substituted “, the Skipton Fund and the London Bombings Relief Charitable Fund”.

(5) In Schedule 10 (capital to be disregarded)—

(a)in paragraph 22(6)—

(i)in sub-paragraph (1) for “or the Skipton Fund” there shall be substituted “, the Skipton Fund or the London Bombings Relief Charitable Fund”, and

(ii)in sub-paragraph (7) for “and the Skipton Fund” there shall be substituted “, the Skipton Fund and the London Bombings Relief Charitable Fund”; and

(b)paragraph 22A(7) shall be omitted.

Amendment of the Housing Benefit (General) Regulations

3.—(1) The Housing Benefit (General) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1987(8) shall be amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) to (8).

(2) In regulation 2(1) (interpretation)—

(a)after the definition of “invalid carriage or other vehicle” there shall be inserted the following definition—

“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;; and

(b)in the definition of “qualifying person”(9) for “or the Skipton Fund” there shall be substituted “, the Skipton Fund or the London Bombings Relief Charitable Fund”.

(3) In regulation 43(3A)(a)(10) (notional capital) for “or the Skipton Fund” there shall be substituted “, the Skipton Fund or the London Bombings Relief Charitable Fund”.

(4) In regulation 73(3)(a)(ii)(11) (evidence and information) for “or the Skipton Fund” there shall be substituted “, the Skipton Fund or the London Bombings Relief Charitable Fund”.

(5) In Schedule 4 (sums to be disregarded in the calculation of income other than earnings) in paragraph 37(7)(12) for “and the Skipton Fund” there shall be substituted “, the Skipton Fund and the London Bombings Relief Charitable Fund”.

(6) In Schedule 5 (capital to be disregarded)—

(a)in paragraph 23(13)—

(i)in sub-paragraph (1) for “or the Skipton Fund” there shall be substituted “, the Skipton Fund or the London Bombings Relief Charitable Fund”, and

(ii)in sub-paragraph (7) for “and the Skipton Fund” there shall be substituted “, the Skipton Fund and the London Bombings Relief Charitable Fund”; and

(b)paragraph 23A(14) shall be omitted.

(7) In Schedule 5ZA(15) (capital to be disregarded)—

(a)in paragraph 16(1)(a)(16) after “Skipton Fund” there shall be inserted “, the London Bombings Relief Charitable Fund”; and

(b)paragraph 16A(17) shall be omitted.

(8) The amendments made by paragraph (7) are to the Regulations as modified in their application to persons to whom regulation 2 of the Housing Benefit (State Pension Credit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003 (18) applies.

Amendment of the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations

4.—(1) The Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996(19) shall be amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) to (5).

(2) In regulation 1(2) (citation, commencement and interpretation)—

(a)after the definition of “liable relative” there shall be inserted the following definition—

“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;; and

(b)in the definition of “qualifying person”(20) for “or the Skipton Fund” there shall be substituted “, the Skipton Fund or the London Bombings Relief Charitable Fund”.

(3) In regulation 113(3A)(a)(21) (notional capital) for “or the Skipton Fund” there shall be substituted “, the Skipton Fund or the London Bombings Relief Charitable Fund”.

(4) In Schedule 6 (sums to be disregarded in the calculation of income other than earnings) at the end of paragraph 41(7)(22) there shall be added “and the London Bombings Relief Charitable Fund”.

(5) In Schedule 7 (capital to be disregarded)—

(a)in paragraph 27(1)(23) after the words “Skipton Fund” there shall be inserted “, the London Bombings Relief Charitable Fund”; and

(b)paragraph 27A(24) shall be omitted.

Amendment of the Social Security (Recovery of Benefits) Regulations

5.  In regulation 2(2) of the Social Security (Recovery of Benefits) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997(25) (exempted trusts and payments) after sub-paragraph (j) there shall be added the following sub-paragraph—

(k)any payment made from the London Bombings Relief Charitable Fund, 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..

Amendment of the State Pension Credit Regulations

6.—(1) The State Pension Credit Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003(26) shall be amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) and (3).

(2) In regulation 1(2) (citation, commencement and interpretation)—

(a)after the definition of “the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations” there shall be inserted the following definition—

“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;; and

(b)in the definition of “qualifying person”(27) for “or the Skipton Fund” there shall be substituted “, the Skipton Fund or the London Bombings Relief Charitable Fund”.

(3) In Schedule 5 (income from capital)—

(a)in paragraph 15(28)—

(i)in sub-paragraph (1) for “or the Skipton Fund” there shall be substituted “, the Skipton Fund or the London Bombings Relief Charitable Fund”, and

(ii)in sub-paragraph (7) for “and the Skipton Fund” there shall be substituted “, the Skipton Fund and the London Bombings Relief Charitable Fund”; and

(b)paragraph 15A(29) shall be omitted.

Amendment of the Social Fund Maternity and Funeral Expenses (General) Regulations

7.  In regulation 10 of the Social Fund Maternity and Funeral Expenses (General) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005(30) (deductions from an award of a funeral payment)—

(a)in paragraph (2)—

(i)at the end of sub-paragraph (f) the word “or” shall be omitted, and

(ii)at the end of sub-paragraph (g) there shall be inserted—

or

(h)the London Bombings Relief Charitable Fund,; and

(b)in paragraph (3) for “and “the Skipton Fund”” there shall be substituted “, “the Skipton Fund” and “the London Bombings Relief Charitable Fund””.

Revocation

8.  The Income-related Benefits (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005(31) are hereby revoked.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department for Social Development on 8th December 2005.

L.S.

John O'Neill

A senior officer of the

Department for Social Development

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Finance and Personnel on 8th December 2005.

L.S.

Jack Layberry

A senior officer of the

Department of Finance and Personnel

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