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The Social Security (Miscellaneous Amendments No. 4) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008

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Amendment of the Housing Benefit (Decisions and Appeals) Regulations

4.—(1) The Housing Benefit (Decisions and Appeals) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2001(1) are amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) and (3).

(2) In regulation 11 (cases where a relevant authority may suspend) after paragraph (2) insert—

(2A) For the purposes of paragraph 13(3)(c) of Schedule 7 to the Act the prescribed circumstances are that a decision of an appeal tribunal, a Commissioner or a court has been made and the relevant authority—

(a)is waiting to receive that decision or, in the case of an appeal tribunal decision, is considering whether to apply for a statement of reasons for it, or has applied for such a statement and is waiting to receive it; or

(b)has received that decision or, in the case of an appeal tribunal decision, the statement of reasons for it, and is considering whether to apply for leave to appeal, or where leave to appeal has been granted, is considering whether to appeal,

and the relevant authority shall as soon as reasonably practicable give written notice of its intention to apply for a statement of the reasons for a tribunal decision, to apply for leave to appeal, or to appeal..

(3) In regulation 21(death of a party to an appeal) after paragraph (3) add—

(4) For the purposes of this regulation “appeal” means an appeal to an appeal tribunal, a Commissioner or a court..

(1)

S.R. 2001 No. 213, to which there are amendments not relevant to these Regulations

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