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The Social Security (Housing Costs Amendments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

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Amendment of the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations

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3.—(1) The Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996(1) are amended in accordance with paragraph (2), subject to regulation 6 (savings provision).

(2) In Schedule 2(2) (housing costs)—

(a)in paragraph 1(2)(3) (housing costs) omit the definition of “existing housing costs” and “new housing costs”;

(b)omit paragraph 6(4) (existing housing costs);

(c)in paragraph 7 (new housing costs)—

(i)for the heading substitute “Housing costs”,

(ii)in sub-paragraphs (1) and (2)(5) omit “new”, and

(iii)omit sub-paragraphs (3) to (7)(6);

(d)in paragraph 8 (general exclusions from paragraphs 6 and 7)—

(i)in the heading for “paragraphs 6 and 7” substitute “paragraph 7”, and

(ii)in sub-paragraph (1) for “Paragraphs 6 and 7” substitute “Paragraph 7”;

(e)in paragraph 9(7) (the calculation for loans) for “existing housing costs or, as the case may be, new housing costs” substitute “housing costs”;

(f)in paragraph 10 (general provisions applying to new and existing housing costs)—

(i)in the heading omit “new and existing”, and

(ii)omit sub-paragraphs (1) and (2);

(g)in paragraph 12(9) (excessive housing costs) for “paragraphs 6 and 7 (existing and new housing costs)” substitute “paragraph 7 (housing costs)”;

(h)in paragraph 13 (linking rule)—

(i)in sub-paragraph (4A)(a)(8) for “paragraph 6(1) or 7(1) (existing and new housing costs)” substitute “paragraph 7(1) (housing costs)”,

(ii)omit sub-paragraph (11)(a), and

(iii)in sub-paragraph (15)(9) omit “6(1)(a), 6(1)(b) or”; and

(i)in paragraph 18(10) (continuity with Income Support or income-related employment and support allowance) omit sub-paragraph (1)(a).

(1)

S.R. 1996 No. 198; relevant amending Regulations are S.R. 1996 Nos. 356 and 358, S.R. 1997 No. 435, S.R. 1999 No. 315, S.R. 2000 No. 350, S.R. 2001 Nos. 78 and 406, S.R. 2002 No. 128, S.R. 2004 No. 461, S.R. 2006 No. 359 and S.R. 2008 Nos. 286 and 503

(2)

Schedule 2 was modified in relation to certain cases by regulation 10 of S.R. 2008 No. 503; S.R. 2008 No. 503 is revoked by regulation 5(1) of these Regulations subject to regulation 5(2) and regulation 6 (savings)

(3)

Paragraph 1(2) was amended by regulation 3(a)(i) of S.R. 2004 No. 461

(4)

Paragraph 6 was amended by regulation 5(3) and (4) of S.R. 1997 No. 435, paragraph 54(5) of Schedule 2 to S.R. 2000 No. 350 and by regulation 19(25)(c) of S.R. 2008 No. 286

(5)

Sub-paragraph (2) was amended by regulation 5(5) of S.R. 1997 No. 435

(6)

Sub-paragraph (5) was amended by regulation 17 of S.R. 1996 No. 356

(7)

Paragraph 9 was substituted by regulation 2(2) of S.R. 2001 No. 406 and amended by regulation 3(b) of S.R. 2004 No. 461

(8)

Sub- paragraph (4A) was inserted by regulation 2(2)(b) of S.R. 1999 No. 315 and amended by regulation 13(12)(b) of S.R. 2006 No. 359

(9)

Sub-paragraph 15 was inserted by regulation 12(b)(iii) of S.R. 2001 No. 78 and amended by regulation 5 of S.R. 2002 No. 128

(10)

Paragraph 18 was amended by regulation 29(7) of S.R. 1996 No. 358 and regulation 19(25)(g) of S.R. 2008 No. 286

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