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The Housing Benefit (Abolition of the Family Premium and date of claim) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

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Abolition of the family premium

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3.—(1) The Housing Benefit Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006(1) are amended as follows—

(a)in regulation 20 (applicable amounts) omit paragraph (c);

(b)in regulation 21(polygamous marriages) omit paragraph (d);

(c)in Schedule 4 (applicable amounts) omit Part II (family premium);

(d)in Schedule 5 (sums to be disregarded in the calculation of earnings) for paragraph 17(2)(b)(ii)(bb) substitute—

(bb)his family includes at least one child or young person;; and

(e)in Schedule 6 (sums to be disregarded in the calculation of income other than earnings) in paragraph 49(1)(2) for “Where a claimant’s applicable amount includes an amount by way of family premium,” substitute “Where a claimant’s family includes at least one child or young person,”.

(2) The Housing Benefit (Persons who have attained the age for state pension credit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006(3) are amended as follows—

(a)in regulation 20(1) (applicable amounts) omit sub-paragraphs (c) and (d);

(b)in Schedule 4 (applicable amounts) omit Part II (family premium);

(c)in Schedule 5 (sums disregarded from claimant’s earnings) for paragraph 9(2)(b)(ii)(bb) substitute—

(bb)his family includes at least one child or young person;; and

(d)in Schedule 6 (amounts to be disregarded in the calculation of income other than earnings) in paragraph 21(1) for “Where a claimant’s applicable amount includes an amount by way of family premium,” substitute “Where a claimant’s family includes at least one child or young person,”.

(1)

S.R. 2006 No. 405; relevant amending Regulations are S.R. 2008 No. 179 and S.R. 2011 No. 136

(2)

Paragraph 49 was substituted by regulation 3(10)(c) of S.R. 2008 No. 179

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