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The Healthy Start Scheme and Day Care Food Scheme Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006

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Regulation 5(1)

SCHEDULE 1APPLICATION FOR BENEFIT

Information needed for application for benefit

1.  A claim for benefit in respect of a pregnant woman, mother or child pursuant to regulation 4 shall contain the following information—

(a)the name and address of the pregnant woman, mother or child;

(b)the name, address, and national insurance number of the person of whose family the pregnant woman, mother or child is a member and who is entitled to a social security benefit or tax credit mentioned in regulation 4 unless the person entitled is the pregnant woman or mother;

(c)the national insurance number of the pregnant woman or mother, or, if the person in respect of whom the claim is made is aged under 18, that person’s date of birth.

Evidence in writing needed for application for benefit

2.  A claim in respect of a pregnant woman shall be accompanied by evidence in writing of the estimated date of delivery of the pregnant woman signed by a health professional.

3.  A claim in respect of a child under the age of four months shall be accompanied by evidence in writing of the existence and age of the child, unless the claim is made by telephone as provided in regulation 5(2).

Declaration needed for application for benefit

4.—(1) A claim in respect of a pregnant woman, mother or child shall include a declaration signed by the claimant that:—

(a)the person in respect of whom the claim is made or a member of that person’s family is entitled to—

(i)income support;

(ii)an income based jobseeker’s allowance; or

(iii)child tax credit, where the relevant income of the person or persons to whom the award of child tax credit is made under section 14 of the Tax Credits Act 2002 is determined at the time of the award not to exceed £14,155 and the person is not entitled to working tax credit; and

(b)the claimant understands the rules of the Healthy Start scheme and will abide by his obligations under the scheme.

(2) If a claim is made by a pregnant woman under the age of 18, the declaration described in sub-paragraph (1) is not necessary.

Countersignature of a health professional

5.  A claim pursuant to regulation 5 must be countersigned by a health professional.

Regulation 6(1)

SCHEDULE 2HEALTHY START FOOD

Category of foodQualification
(1)(2)
MilkLiquid cow’s milk, including long-life, pasteurised or ultra heat treated varieties of milk, but not milk to or from which chemicals, vitamins, flavours or colours have been added or removed.
Infant formulaA food based on cow’s milk intended for particular nutritional use from birth by infants in good health, and satisfying by itself the nutritional requirements of such infants.
Fresh fruit and vegetablesFresh fruit and vegetables including loose, pre-packed, whole, sliced, chopped, or mixed fruit or vegetables, but not fruit or vegetables to which salt, sugar, herbs or other flavouring has been added.

Regulation 15(2)

SCHEDULE 3APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION AS A FOOD OUTLET

Information needed for application for registration as a food outlet

1.  An application for registration as a food outlet shall contain the following information—

(a)the name and address of the proposed food outlet;

(b)the address from which the proposed food outlet will supply the Healthy Start food, or, if this is not appropriate, the correspondence address in relation to that supply;

(c)the name, address, sort code, and account number of the bank of the proposed food outlet and any other details necessary for payment to be made to the bank account of the proposed food outlet;

(d)the category of Healthy Start food that the proposed food outlet is willing to supply.

Declaration needed for application for registration as a food outlet

2.  An application for registration as a food outlet shall include a declaration signed by the proposed food outlet that he understands the rules of the Healthy Start scheme and that he will abide by his obligations under the scheme.

Regulation 17(1)

SCHEDULE 4INFORMATION FOR CLAIM FOR PAYMENT OF FOOD OUTLET

The information to be provided by a food outlet on a claim for payment in relation to vouchers is—

(a)the name and address of the food outlet;

(b)the address at which the food outlet exchanged Healthy Start food for the vouchers to which the claim relates; and

(c)the number of vouchers included with the claim.

Regulations 19 and 24

SCHEDULE 5STATUTORY PROVISIONS APPLIED FOR THE PURPOSES OF THESE REGULATIONS

Statutory provisionsModifications
(1)(2)
Section 105 of the Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 (delay, obstruction etc of inspector)Omit subsection (1)(a) and (ab), in subsection (1)(b), for the words “under this Act” substitute the words “in accordance with the Healthy Start Scheme and Day Care Food Scheme Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006”, in subsection (2) for the words “subsection (1)(ab) or (b) above substitute the words “this section” and omit subsection (3).
Section 106 of the Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 (false representations for obtaining benefit)In subsection (1), for the words “benefit or other payment under the relevant social security legislation”, substitute the words “Healthy Start food, Day Care food or payment under a scheme made for the purposes of Article 13 of the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1988”, for the words “that legislation” substitute the words “such a scheme” and omit subsections (1A) to (1F).
Section 107 of the Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 (breach of regulations)

After paragraph (a) of sub-section (1A) there is added

(aa)Article 13 of the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1988.

Section 109 of the Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 (bodies corporate)For the words “this Act” substitute the words “section 106 or 105 of this Act or Article 13 of the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1988”.
Section 110(1), (2)(a), 3(a) and (5) of the Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 (legal proceedings)

(a)In paragraph (1) the words “the Department of the Environment or the Housing Executive” shall be omitted and for “under any provision of this Act” substitute “under section 106 or 105 of this Act or under Article 13 of the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1988”.

(b)In paragraph (2)(a) for the words “under this Act” substitute “under section 106 or 105 of this Act or under Article 13 of the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1988”.

(c)In paragraph (3)(a) the words “or of the Department of the Environment” and the words “or (b)” shall be omitted.

(d)In paragraph (5) for the words “under this Act” substitute “under section 106 or 105 of this Act or under Article 13 of the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1988”.

Section 117 of the Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 (Unauthorised disclosure of information relating to particular persons)
Schedule 4 to the Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 (persons employed in social security administration or adjudication)

In Part 1 (the specified persons), under (Government departments), after “(c) the Northern Ireland Court Service”; insert “(d) the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety”.

and in Part II (Construction of References to Government Departments etc.), at the end of paragraph 1, add “and the reference to the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety is a reference to that Department only to the extent that the functions carried out relate to the administration of a scheme made for the purposes of Article 13 of the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1988”.

Section 3(2)(1) of the Social Security Act 1998 (use of information)After “or employment or training” insert, “or, where it relates to benefit under the Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland) Act 1992, the administration of a scheme made for the purposes of Article 13 of the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1988”.

Regulation 23

SCHEDULE 6APPLICATIONS FOR REGISTRATION AND REIMBURSEMENT — DAY CARE FOOD FOR CHILDREN IN DAY CARE

Information to be provided on application for registration

1.—(a) Full name of applicant;

(b)address where children are to be cared for;

(c)name and address of person to whom correspondence is to be sent;

(d)number of day-care sessions each day and the duration of each session;

(e)number of children likely to be cared for at each session.

Information to be provided on application for remibursement

2.—(a) Full name of person claiming reimbursement;

(b)address where children are cared for;

(c)name and address of person to whom payment is to be made;

(d)period of claim;

(e)number of day-care sessions each day;

(f)number of children cared for on each day during period of claim;

(g)the quantity, price and total cost of milk and infant formula consumed each month for the period of the claim.

(1)

1998 (c. 14) section 3(2) was amended by the Employment Act 2002 (c. 22) section 50, Schedule 6, paragraph 1(b)

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