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The Social Security (Housing Costs Special Arrangements) (Amendment and Modification) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008

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3.—(1) This Part applies in relation to a person who—

(a)is entitled to a relevant benefit on 4th January 2009, and

(b)on or after that date falls within paragraph (3) or (4).

(2) This Part ceases to apply in relation to a person who makes a further claim to the same, or claims another, relevant benefit after 4th January 2009.

(3) A person falls within this paragraph if, apart from these Regulations, the housing costs to be met in the benefit week that includes 4th January 2009 would be nil in that person’s case because he or she has not been entitled to the relevant benefit concerned for the period mentioned in sub-paragraph (1)(a) in any of the following provisions—

(a)paragraph 6(1) (existing housing costs) or paragraph 8(2) (new housing costs) of Schedule 3 to the Income Support Regulations;

(b)paragraph 6(3) (existing housing costs) or paragraph 7(4) (new housing costs) of Schedule 2 to the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations;

(c)paragraph 8 (existing housing costs) or paragraph 9 (new housing costs) of Schedule 6 to the Employment and Support Allowance Regulations.

(4) A person falls within this paragraph if he or she has been entitled to a relevant benefit for a continuous period, which includes 4th January 2009, for at least 8 weeks but less than 26 weeks under any of the provisions mentioned in paragraph (5) as in operation apart from these Regulations.

(5) The provisions are—

(a)paragraph 6(1)(b) (existing housing costs) or paragraph 8(4) (new housing costs) of Schedule 3 to the Income Support Regulations;

(b)paragraph 6(1)(b) (existing housing costs) or paragraph 7(6) (new housing costs) of Schedule 2 to the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations;

(c)paragraph 8(1)(b) (existing housing costs) or paragraph 9(6) (new housing costs) of Schedule 6 to the Employment and Support Allowance Regulations.

(1)

Paragraph 6 was amended by regulation 2(3)(d) of S.R. 1995 No. 434, regulation 2(3) and (4) of S.R. 1997 No. 435 and regulation 24(6)(a) of S.R. 2003 No. 191

(2)

Paragraph 8 was amended by regulation 2(3)(f) of S.R. 1995 No. 434, regulation 24(a) of S.R. 1996 No. 199, regulation 2(5) and (6) of S.R. 1997 No. 435 and regulation 24(6)(b) of S.R. 2003 No. 191

(3)

Paragraph 6 was amended by regulation 5(3) and (4) of S.R. 1997 No. 435, paragraph 54(5) of Schedule 2 to, S.R. 2000 No. 350 and regulation 32(a) of S.R. 2003 No. 191

(4)

Paragraph 7 was amended by regulation 17 of S.R. 1996 No. 356, regulation 5(5) and (6) of S.R. 1997 No. 435 and paragraph 54(6) of Schedule 2 to, S.R. 2000 No. 350

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