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The Social Security (Young Persons) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006

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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 (7).

(2) In regulation 13 (persons of prescribed description)—

(a)in paragraph (1) for “aged 16 or over but under 19 who is treated as a child for the purposes of Article 4 of the Child Benefit (Northern Ireland) Order 1975 (meaning of child)” there shall be substituted “who falls within the definition of qualifying young person in section 138 of the Contributions and Benefits Act (child and qualifying young person)”;

(b)in paragraph (2)(2)—

(i)at the end of sub-paragraph (a) there shall be inserted “or”, and

(ii)sub-paragraph (b) shall be omitted.

(3) In regulation 48A(2)(3) (full-time students to be treated as not liable to make payments in respect of a dwelling) for sub-paragraph (f) there shall be substituted the following sub-paragraph—

(f)who is—

(i)aged under 19 and whose course of study is not a course of higher education, or

(ii)a qualifying young person or child within the meaning of section 138 of the Contributions and Benefits Act (child and qualifying young person); or.

(4) In Schedule 2 (applicable amounts) in paragraph 2(1)(b)(4) in column (1) for “nineteenth” there shall be substituted “twentieth”.

(5) In Schedule 2A (applicable amounts for persons who have attained or whose partner has attained the qualifying age for state pension credit) in paragraph 2(1)(b)(5) in column (1) for “nineteenth” there shall be substituted “twentieth”.

(6) The amendment made by paragraph (5) is 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(6) applies.

(7) In Schedule 5 (capital to be disregarded) in paragraph 61(7) in sub-paragraphs (2)(c)(ii)(bb) and (4)(c)(ii)(bb) for “19” there shall be substituted “20”.

(2)

Paragraph (2) was substituted by paragraph 1 of Schedule 2 to S.R. 2005 No. 319 (C. 23)

(3)

Regulation 48A was inserted by regulation 3(6) of S.R. 1990 No. 297 and paragraph (2) was amended by regulation 6(a) of S.R. 1995 No. 129, regulation 9 of S.R. 1996 No. 334, regulation 3(5) of S.R. 1998 No. 2, regulation 3 of S.R. 1998 No. 112, and regulation 4(3) of S.R. 2000 No. 242

(4)

Paragraph 2 was substituted by regulation 4(a) of, and Schedule 1 to, S.R. 1998 No. 73 and amended by regulation 2(1)(b) of S.R. 1999 No. 382 and Article 19(5) of S.R. 2006 No. 109

(5)

Schedule 2A was inserted by regulation 6(2) of S.R. 2003 No. 197 and amended by Article 20(4) of S.R. 2006 No. 109

(7)

Paragraph 61 was added by regulation 2(2) of S.R. 2001 No. 150 and amended by paragraph 8 of Schedule 2 to S.R. 2005 No. 458

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