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The Rate Relief (Lone Pensioner Allowance) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008

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PART 1Introductory

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Rate Relief (Lone Pensioner Allowance) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008 and shall come into operation on 1st April 2008.

Interpretation

2.—(1) In these Regulations—

“the 1992 Act” means the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992(1);

“the 2003 Order” means the Health and Personal Social Services (Quality, Improvement and Regulation) (Northern Ireland) Order 2003(2);

“applicant” means a person who has made an application under regulation 5 or on whose behalf such an application has been made;

“dwelling-house” includes a hereditament which is used partly for the purposes of a private dwelling but only in so far as it is so used;

“the Executive” means the Northern Ireland Housing Executive;

“rebate” means a rebate under regulation 3(1);

“registered medical practitioner” means a fully registered person within the meaning of the Medical Act 1983(3); and

“relevant authority” means an authority administering these Regulations.

(2) For the purposes of these Regulations a person who has his only or principal residence in a dwelling-house shall be deemed to be occupying that dwelling-house.

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