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The Social Security (Miscellaneous Amendments No. 5) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008

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

7.—(1) The Housing Benefit (Persons who have attained the qualifying age for state pension credit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006(1) are amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) to (5).

(2) In regulation 2(1) (interpretation) omit the definitions of—

(a)“the Independent Living Fund”;

(b)“the Independent Living Funds”(2);

(c)“the Independent Living (Extension) Fund”; and

(d)“the Independent Living (1993) Fund”.

(3) In regulation 53 (non-dependant deductions)—

(a)for sub-paragraph (7)(b) substitute—

(b)he is in receipt of an allowance paid in connection with training provided or arranged by the Department for Employment and Learning under section 1(1) or 3 of the 1950 Act for which persons aged under 18 are eligible and for which persons aged 18 to 24 may be eligible;; and

(b)in sub-paragraph (10)(b) for “Funds” substitute “Fund (2006)”.

(4) In—

(a)regulation 63(4)(b) and (c) (evidence and information); and

(b)paragraph 16(1)(b) of Schedule 7 (capital to be disregarded),

for “Funds” substitute “Fund (2006)”.

(5) In paragraph 14(a)(ii)(3) of Schedule 9 (matters to be included in decision notice) for “income support or an income-based jobseeker’s allowance” substitute “state pension credit”.

(1)

S.R. 2006 No. 406; relevant amending Rules are S.R. 2007 Nos. 266 and 382

(2)

The definition of “the Independent Living Funds” was amended by Article 8(a) of S.R. 2007 No. 382

(3)

Paragraph 14 was amended by regulation 4(7) of S.R. 2007 No. 266

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