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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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5.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), regulation 3 (except in so far as it relates to the amendment to regulation 20(1)(d) of the Housing Benefit (Persons who have attained the age for state pension credit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006) does not apply to a person who, on the 4th September 2016, is entitled to housing benefit—

(a)if that person is a member of a family(1) of which at least one member is a child or young person; or

(b)if that person is a partner in a polygamous marriage, where he or she, or another partner of the polygamous marriage, is responsible for a child or young person who is a member of the same household.

(2) Paragraph (1) does not apply if—

(a)the person ceases to meet the condition in sub-paragraph (a) or (b) of that paragraph ; or

(b)the person makes a new claim for housing benefit.

(3) For the purposes of this regulation “child”, “polygamous marriage” and “young person” all have the same meaning as in regulation 2(1) of the Housing Benefit Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006.

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“Family” is defined in section 133(1) of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 and amended by para.99(2) of Sch.24 to the Civil Partnership Act 2004 (c.33)

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