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

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8.—(1) Subject to paragraphs (2) to (4), the amount of a rebate shall be 20 per cent. of the amount which, apart from these Regulations, would have been chargeable by way of rates in respect of the dwelling-house.

(2) In determining for the purposes of paragraph (1) the amount which, apart from these Regulations, would have been chargeable by way of rates in respect of a dwelling-house, any allowance under Article 20, 21 or 30 of the Rates (Northern Ireland) Order 1977(1) shall be disregarded.

(3) Where a person entitled to a rebate under these Regulations is also entitled to a rebate provided by virtue of a scheme under section 122 of the 1992 Act in respect of the same dwelling-house and period (“the housing benefit rebate”), paragraph (1) shall have effect as if the rates chargeable in respect of the dwelling-house for that period were reduced by the amount of the housing benefit rebate.

(4) Where a person entitled to a rebate under these Regulations is also entitled to a rebate under—

(a)the Rate Relief (Qualifying Age) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007; or

(b)the Rate Relief (General) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007,

in respect of the same dwelling-house and period (“the rate relief rebate”), paragraph (1) shall have effect as if the rates chargeable in respect of the dwelling-house for that period were reduced by the amount of the rate relief rebate.

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S.I. 1977/2157 (N.I. 28); Article 20 was amended by Article 3(2)(b) of the Rates (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 1983, S.I. 1983/421 (N.I. 7) and by Article 35 of the Rates (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 2006, S.I. 2006/2954 (N.I. 18); Article 21 was amended by Article 4 of the Rates (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998, S.I. 1998/3164 (N.I. 22) and by S.R. 2007 No. 2; Article 30 was amended by Article 4 of the Rates (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 1983 and by paragraph 13 of Schedule 2 to the Rates (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 2006

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