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The Independent Living Fund (2006) Order (Northern Ireland) 2007

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1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Independent Living Fund (2006) Order (Northern Ireland) 2007 and shall come into operation on 1st October 2007.

(2) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(1) shall apply to this Order 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) are amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) and (3).

(2) In regulation 2(1)(3) (interpretation)—

(a)in the definition of “the Independent Living Funds” for “and the Independent Living (1993) Fund” substitute “, the Independent Living (1993) Fund and the Independent Living Fund (2006)”; and

(b)after the definition of “the Independent Living (1993) Fund” insert—

“the Independent Living Fund (2006)” means the Trust of that name established by a deed dated 10th April 2006 and made between the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions of the one part and Margaret Rosemary Cooper, Michael Beresford Boyall and Marie Theresa Martin of the other part;.

(3) In Schedule 10 (capital to be disregarded) in paragraph 29(4) for “or the Independent Living (1993) Fund” substitute “, the Independent Living (1993) Fund or the Independent Living Fund (2006)”.

Amendment of the Child Support (Maintenance Assessments and Special Cases) Regulations

3.—(1) The Child Support (Maintenance Assessments and Special Cases) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1992(5) are amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) and (3).

(2) In regulation 1(2) (interpretation) after the definition of “Independent Living (Extension) Fund”(6) insert—

“Independent Living Fund (2006)” means the Trust of that name established by a deed dated 10th April 2006 and made between the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions of the one part and Margaret Rosemary Cooper, Michael Beresford Boyall and Marie Theresa Martin of the other part;.

(3) In Schedule 4 (cases where child support maintenance is not to be payable) in paragraph (c)(7) for “or the Independent Living (Extension) Fund” substitute “, the Independent Living (Extension) Fund or the Independent Living Fund (2006)”.

Amendment of the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations

4.  In regulation 1(2) of the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996(8) (interpretation)—

(a)in the definition of “the Independent Living Funds” for “and the Independent Living (1993) Fund” substitute “, the Independent Living (1993) Fund and the Independent Living Fund (2006)”; and

(b)after the definition of “the Independent Living (1993) Fund” insert—

“the Independent Living Fund (2006)” means the Trust of that name established by a deed dated 10th April 2006 and made between the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions of the one part and Margaret Rosemary Cooper, Michael Beresford Boyall and Marie Theresa Martin of the other part;.

Amendment of the State Pension Credit Regulations

5.  In regulation 1(2) of the State Pension Credit Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003(9) (interpretation)—

(a)in the definition of “the Independent Living Funds” for “and the Independent Living (1993) Fund” substitute “, the Independent Living (1993) Fund and the Independent Living Fund (2006)”; and

(b)after the definition of “the Independent Living (1993) Fund” insert—

“the Independent Living Fund (2006)” means the Trust of that name established by a deed dated 10th April 2006 and made between the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions of the one part and Margaret Rosemary Cooper, Michael Beresford Boyall and Marie Theresa Martin of the other part;.

Amendment of the Housing Renewal Grants (Reduction of Grant) Regulations

6.—(1) The Housing Renewal Grants (Reduction of Grant) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2004(10) are amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) to (4).

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

(a)after the definition of “the Independent Living (1993) Fund” insert—

“the Independent Living Fund (2006)” means the Trust of that name established by a deed dated 10th April 2006 and made between the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions of the one part and Margaret Rosemary Cooper, Michael Beresford Boyall and Marie Theresa Martin of the other part;; and

(b)in the definition of “the Independent Living Funds” for “and the Independent Living (1993) Fund” substitute “, the Independent Living (1993) Fund and the Independent Living Fund (2006)”.

(3) In regulation 36(6) (income treated as capital) for “or the Independent Living Fund” substitute “, the Independent Living Fund or the Independent Living Fund (2006)”.

(4) In Schedule 4 (capital to be disregarded)—

(a)in paragraph 24(1) for “or the Independent Living Fund” substitute “, the Independent Living Fund or the Independent Living Fund (2006)”; and

(b)in paragraph 31 for “or the Independent Living (1993) Fund” substitute “, the Independent Living (1993) Fund or the Independent Living Fund (2006)”.

Amendment of the Housing Benefit Regulations

7.—(1) The Housing Benefit Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006(11) are amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) and (3).

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

(a)in the definition of “the Independent Living Funds” for “and the Independent Living (1993) Fund” substitute “, the Independent Living (1993) Fund and the Independent Living Fund (2006)”; and

(b)after the definition of “the Independent Living (1993) Fund” insert—

“the Independent Living Fund (2006)” means the Trust of that name established by a deed dated 10th April 2006 and made between the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions of the one part and Margaret Rosemary Cooper, Michael Beresford Boyall and Marie Theresa Martin of the other part;.

(3) In Schedule 7 (capital to be disregarded) in paragraph 35 for “or the Independent Living (1993) Fund” substitute “, the Independent Living (1993) Fund or the Independent Living Fund (2006)”.

Amendment of the Housing Benefit (Persons who have attained the qualifying age for state pension credit) Regulations

8.  In regulation 2(1) of the Housing Benefit (Persons who have attained the qualifying age for state pension credit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006(12) (interpretation)—

(a)in the definition of “the Independent Living Funds” for “and the Independent Living (1993) Fund” substitute “, the Independent Living (1993) Fund and the Independent Living Fund (2006)”; and

(b)after the definition of “the Independent Living (1993) Fund” insert—

“the Independent Living Fund (2006)” means the Trust of that name established by a deed dated 10th April 2006 and made between the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions of the one part and Margaret Rosemary Cooper, Michael Beresford Boyall and Marie Theresa Martin of the other part;.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department for Social Development on 31st August 2007

(L.S.)

Barney McGahan

A senior officer of the Department for Social Development

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