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The Household Fuel Payments Scheme Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009

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1.—(1) This Scheme may be cited as the Household Fuel Payments Scheme (Northern Ireland) 2009.

(2) In this Scheme—

“couple” means—

(a)

a man and a woman who are married to each other and are members of the same household;

(b)

a man and a woman who are not married to each other but are living together as husband and wife;

(c)

two people of the same sex who are civil partners of each other and are members of the same household;

(d)

two people of the same sex who are not civil partners of each other but are living together as if they were civil partners.

“the Department” means the Department for Social Development;

“household” means a house and its occupants regarded as a unit and “householder” shall be interpreted accordingly;

“a household fuel payment” means financial assistance provided under this Scheme;

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

“housing loan” means a housing loan under regulations 17(1)(e) and 18(1)(f) of, and Schedule 3 to, the Income Support (General) Regulations (Northern Ireland)1987(2);

“income support” means income support under section 123 of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992(3);

“a nursing home” has the meaning it has for the purposes of the Health and Personal Social Services (Quality, Improvement and Regulation) (Northern Ireland) Order 2003 (4) by virtue of Article 11 of that Order;

“the qualifying week” means the week beginning with (and including) Monday 15th December 2008 and ending with Sunday 21st December 2008;

“a residential care home” has the meaning it has for the purposes of the Health and Personal Social Services (Quality, Improvement and Regulation) (Northern Ireland) Order 2003 by virtue of Article 10 of that Order;

“a Social Fund payment” means a payment under section 134 of the Social Security (Contributions and Benefits) Act 1992;

“social security information” means information held by or on behalf of the Department and obtained as a result of, or for the purpose of, the exercise of the Department’s functions in relation to social security;

“state pension credit” means state pension credit under the State Pension Credit Act (Northern Ireland) 2002.(5)

(3)

1992 c. 7. Section 123 was amended by Schedules 2 and 3 to the Jobseekers (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 and paragraph 2 of Schedule 2 to the State Pension Credit Act (Northern Ireland) 2002.

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