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The Social Security (Child Benefit Disregard) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Social Security (Child Benefit Disregard) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008 and shall come into operation on 5th January 2009.

(2) Subject to paragraph (3) regulations 2 to 4 cease to have effect and are revoked on 6th April 2009; and on and after that date the Income Support Regulations, the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations and the Housing Benefit Regulations shall have effect as if regulations 2 to 4 had not been made.

(3) Regulation 4 ceases to have effect and is revoked on 1st April 2009 in relation to a claimant whose eligible rent falls to be calculated in accordance with regulation 78(2)(b) or (c) of the Housing Benefit Regulations (calculation of weekly income); and on and after that date the Housing Benefit Regulations shall have effect in relation to such a claimant as if regulation 4 had not been made.

(4) In these Regulations—

“the Housing Benefit Regulations” means the Housing Benefit Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006(1);

“the Income Support Regulations” means the Income Support (General) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1987(2);

“the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations” means the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996(3).

(5) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(4) shall apply to these Regulations as it applies to an Act of the Assembly.

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S.R. 2006 No. 405 to which there are amendments not relevant to these Regulations

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