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

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Amendment of the Housing Benefit (General) Regulations

3.—(1) The Housing Benefit (General) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1987(1) 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”(2) 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)(3) (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)(4) (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)(5) 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(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 23A(7) shall be omitted.

(7) In Schedule 5ZA(8) (capital to be disregarded)—

(a)in paragraph 16(1)(a)(9) after “Skipton Fund” there shall be inserted “, the London Bombings Relief Charitable Fund”; and

(b)paragraph 16A(10) 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 (11) applies.

(2)

The definition of “qualifying person” was inserted by regulation 4(2)(b) of S.R. 1992 No. 201 and amended by regulation 2(a) of S.R. 2004 No. 213

(3)

Paragraph (3A) was inserted by regulation 3(b) of S.R. 1998 No. 325 and amended by regulation 2(1) and (2)(a) of S.R. 2004 No. 389

(4)

Paragraph (3) was added by regulation 8(b) of S.R. 1992 No. 141 and sub-paragraph (a) was amended by regulation 4(6) of S.R. 1992 No. 201, regulation 4(4) of S.R. 1993 No. 233 and regulation 2(6) of S.R. 2004 No. 389

(5)

Paragraph 37 was substituted by regulation 3(7) of S.R. 1991 No. 204 and sub-paragraph (7) was added by regulation 4(7)(f) of S.R. 1992 No. 201 and amended by regulation 2(3) and (4)(a) of S.R. 2004 No. 389

(6)

Paragraph 23 was substituted by regulation 3(8)(a) of S.R. 1991 No. 204 and amended by regulation 4(8)(a) of S.R.1992 No. 201, regulation 4(6) of S.R. 1993 No. 233 and regulation 3(1), (2)(a), (3) and (4)(a) of S.R. 2004 No. 213

(7)

Paragraph 23A was inserted by regulation 3(2) of S.R. 2005 No. 374

(8)

Schedule 5ZA was inserted by regulation 12 of, and Schedule 2 to, S.R. 2003 No. 197

(9)

Paragraph 16(1)(a) was amended by regulation 3(5) and (6)(a) of S.R. 2004 No. 213

(10)

Paragraph 16A was inserted by regulation 3(4) of S.R. 2005 No. 374

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