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The Health and Personal Social Services (Assessment of Resources) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Health and Personal Social Services (Assessment of Resources) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 and shall come into operation on 10th April 2006.

(2) In these Regulations “the principal regulations” means the Health and Personal Social Services (Assessment of Resources) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1993(1).

Amendment of regulation 2 of the principle regulations

2.  In regulation 2(1) of the principal regulations in the definition of “liable relative”, for “or former spouse” substitute “, former spouse, civil partner or former civil partner”.

Amendment of regulation 20 (capital limit) of the principal regulations

3.  In regulation 20(2) (capital limit) of the principal regulations for the amount “£20,500” substitute the amount “£21,000”.

Amendment of regulation 28(1) of the principal regulations

4.  In regulation 28(1)(3) (calculation of tariff income from capital) of the principal regulations

(a)for the amount “£12,500” (both times it appears) substitute the amount “£12,750”; and

(b)for the amount “£20,500” substitute the amount “£21,000”.

Amendment of Schedule 3 to the principal regulations

5.  In schedule 3 to the principal regulations (sums to be disregarded in the calculation of income other than earnings)—

In paragraph 10(A)(4)

(i)in sub-paragraphs (1)(a) and (3) after “spouse” (each time it appears) insert “or civil partner”,

(ii)in sub-paragraph (1)(b) after “spouse’s maintenance” insert “or his civil partner for that civil partner’s maintenance”.

6.  In paragraph 27H(5) of Schedule 3 to the principal regulations (sums to be disregarded in the calculation of income other than earnings)—

(a)In sub-paragraphs (1) and (2), for the amount “£4.85” (each time it appears) substitute the amount “£5.05”;

(b)In sub-paragraphs (3) and (4), for the amount “£7.20” (each time it appears) substitute the amount “£7.50”.

Amendment of Schedule 4 to the principal regulations

7.  At the end of Schedule 4 to the principal regulations (capital to be disregarded), after paragraph 25(6), there shall be added the following paragraph—

26.  Any payment made to the resident under Regulations made under Article 9 of the Age-Related Payments (Northern Ireland) Order 2004 (Power to provide for payments)(7).

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety on 10th March 2006

L.S.

Nigel Carson

A senior officer of the

Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety

Castle Buildings

10th March 2006

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