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The Social Security (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012

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Amendments relating to full-time, non-advanced education: income support

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9.  In paragraph 15A of Schedule 1B(1) to the Income Support Regulations (prescribed categories of person: persons under 21 with no parents, or living away from their parents, undertaking full-time, non-advanced education)—

(a)for the heading, substitute—

Certain persons who have enrolled on, been accepted for or are undertaking full-time, non-advanced education; and

(b)for sub-paragraphs (1) to (4) substitute—

(1) A person who satisfies the following conditions.

(2) The first condition is that he has enrolled on, been accepted for or is undertaking a course of full-time, non-advanced education.

(3) The second condition is that he is—

(a)under the age of 21; or

(b)21 and attained that age whilst undertaking a course of full-time, non-advanced education.

(4) The third condition is that—

(a)he has no parent;

(b)of necessity he has to live away from his parents because—

(i)he is estranged from his parents,

(ii)he is in physical or moral danger, or

(iii)there is a serious risk to his physical or mental health; or

(c)he is living away from his parents because they are unable to support him financially and are—

(i)chronically sick or mentally or physically disabled,

(ii)detained in custody pending trial or sentencing upon conviction or under a sentence imposed by a court, or

(iii)prohibited from entering or re-entering Northern Ireland.;

(c)omit sub-paragraph (5); and

(d)in sub-paragraph (6) for the definition of “course of full-time, non-advanced education” substitute—

“course of full-time, non-advanced education” means a course of full-time education which is not a course of advanced education and which is not provided to the person by virtue of his employment or any office held by him, which is—

(a)

provided at a school or college; or

(b)

provided elsewhere but is approved by the Department as being such a course,

and for this purpose, “a course of advanced education” has the same meaning as in regulation 61(1);..

(1)

Schedule 1B was inserted by regulation 22 of S.R. 1996 No. 199; paragraph 15A was inserted by regulation 2(11)(b) of S.R. 2009 No. 92 and amended by regulation 2(13)(b) of S.R. 2009 No. 338

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