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The National Health Service (Travelling Expenses and Remission of Charges) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 1999

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the National Health Service (Travelling Expenses and Remission of Charges) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 1999 and shall come into force on 5th October 1999.

(2) In these Regulations “the principal Regulations” means the National Health Service (Travelling Expenses and Remission of Charges) (Scotland) Regulations 1988(1).

Amendment of regulation 2 of the principal Regulations

2.  In regulation 2(1) of the principal Regulations (interpretation)—

(a)after the definition of “the Act” there is inserted—

“amount withdrawn” means the amount by which the appropriate maximum disabled person’s tax credit or working families' tax credit, as the case may be, determined in accordance with section 129(8) or 128(5) of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992(2), as the case may be, is reduced by virtue of the claimant’s income exceeding the applicable amount;;

(b)for the definition of “disability working allowance”(3) there is substituted—

“disabled person’s tax credit” means disabled person’s tax credit under section 129 of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992;;

(c)the definition of “family credit” is omitted;

(d)after the definition of “week” there is inserted—

“working families' tax credit” means working families' tax credit under section 128 of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992;.

Amendment of regulation 4 of the principal Regulations

3.  Regulation 4 of the principal Regulations (description of persons entitled to full remission and payment)(4)—

(a)for paragraph (c) there is substituted—

(c)a person who is in receipt of working families' tax credit with an amount withdrawn of £70 or less,;

(b)for paragraph (d) there is substituted—

(d)a member of the same family as a person described in paragraph (c) of this regulation,;

(c)for paragraph (g) there is substituted—

(g)a person who is in receipt of disabled person’s tax credit with an amount withdrawn of £70 or less,.

Amendment of Schedule 1 to the principal Regulations

4.—(1) Table A of Part I of Schedule 1 to the principal Regulations (modification of provisions of the Income Support (General) Regulations 1987(5)) shall be amended in accordance with the following provision of this regulation.

(2) In the entry in column 2 relating to the entry “regulation 65”(6) in column 1, after the words “student’s grant” in both places where they occur, there is inserted “or student’s loan”.

Transitional provision

5.  Where before 5th October 1999 a person was entitled to remission of charges by virtue of regulation 4(c) or (d) of the principal Regulations (remission by reference to entitlement to family credit) or by virtue of regulation 4(g) or (h) of those Regulations (remission by reference to entitlement to disability working allowance), that entitlement shall continue for so long as family credit or disability working allowance, as the case may be, remains in payment.

SUSAN C DEACON

A member of the Scottish Executive

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

14th September 1999

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