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

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Amendment of the Housing Benefit Regulations

4.  In Schedule 6 to the Housing Benefit Regulations (sums to be disregarded in the calculation of income other than earnings), after paragraph 63 add—

64.(1) £1.20 in relation to each week in which child benefit is payable to the claimant at the enhanced rate in respect of a child or qualifying young person for whom the claimant is treated as responsible.

(2) 65 pence in relation to each week in which child benefit is payable to the claimant other than at the enhanced rate in respect of a child or qualifying young person for whom the claimant is treated as responsible (and if there is more than one, 65 pence in relation to each such child or young person).

(3) In this paragraph—

“claimant” includes a partner of the claimant;

“child” and “qualifying young person” have the meanings given in section 138 of the Act;

“treated as responsible” is to be construed in accordance with section 139 of the Act;

“the enhanced rate” has the meaning given in regulation 2(1)(a) of the Child Benefit (Rates) Regulations 2006..

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