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Citation, commencement and interpretationN.I.

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Housing Benefit (Local Housing Allowance and Executive Determinations) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013 and shall come into operation on 1st January 2014.

(2) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954 F1 shall apply to these Regulations as it applies to an Act of the Assembly.

Amendment of Housing Benefit and (Decisions and Appeals) RegulationsN.I.

2.  In regulation 8 of the Housing Benefit (Decisions and Appeals) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2001 F2 (date from which a decision superseding an earlier decision takes effect) after paragraph (14) add—

(15) A decision to which regulation 7A(2) applies shall take effect—

(a)from 1st April in a case where the claimant's weekly amount of eligible rent falls to be calculated in accordance with regulation 78(2)(b) or (c) of the Housing Benefit Regulations or, as the case may be, regulation 59(2)(b) or (c) of the Housing Benefit (State Pension Credit) Regulations;

(b)in any other case, from the first Monday in April..

F2S.R. 2001 No. 213; paragraph (14) was added by paragraph 2(4)(b) of Schedule 4 to S.R. 2010 No. 312

Amendment of the Housing Benefit RegulationsN.I.

3.  In regulation 14C of the Housing Benefit Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 F3 (when a maximum rent (LHA) is to be determined)—

(a)in paragraph (2)(d)—

(i)at the end of paragraph (ii) omit “or”; and

(ii)after paragraph (iii) add—

or

(iv)notification of a change of a kind which affects the amount of the claimant's cap rent as determined in accordance with regulation 14D.;

(b)for paragraph (3) substitute—

(3) This paragraph applies on 1st April in any year.; and

(c)omit paragraphs (4) and (6).

F3S.R. 2006 No. 405; regulations 14 to14F were substituted for regulation 14 by regulation 2(7) of S.R. 2008 No. 101

Amendment of the Housing Benefit (State Pension Credit) RegulationsN.I.

4.  In regulation 14C of the Housing Benefit (Persons who have attained the qualifying age for state pension credit) (Northern Ireland) 2006 F4 (when a maximum rent (LHA) is to be determined)—

(a)in paragraph (2)(d)—

(i)at the end of paragraph (ii) omit “or”; and

(ii)after paragraph (iii) add—

or

(iv)notification of a change of a kind which affects the amount of the claimant's cap rent as determined in accordance with regulation 14D.;

(b)for paragraph (3) substitute—

(3) This paragraph applies on 1st April in any year.; and

(c)omit paragraphs (4) and (6).

F4S.R. 2006 No. 406; regulations 14 to14F were substituted for regulation 14 by regulation 2(7) of S.R. 2008 No. 102

Amendment of the Housing Benefit (Executive Determinations) RegulationsN.I.

F55.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department for Social Development on 2nd December 2013

L.S.

Anne McCleary

A senior officer of the

Department

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