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The National Assistance (Assessment of Resources) Amendment (No. 2) (Scotland) Regulations 2003

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Amendment of Schedule 4 to the principal Regulations

5.—(1) In Schedule 4 to the principal Regulations (capital to be disregarded) after paragraph 2, insert–

2A.  Where a resident has ceased to occupy a dwelling, which was formerly occupied as the home, following that resident’s estrangement or divorce from their former partner, the value of that resident’s interest in that dwelling where it is still occupied as the home by the former partner who is a lone parent..

(2) In Schedule 4 to the principal Regulations after paragraph 6, insert–

6A.  Any arrears of, or any concessionary payment made to compensate for arrears due to the non payment of–

(a)working families' tax credit under section 128 of the Contributions and Benefits Act(1);

(b)disabled person’s tax credit under section 129 of the Contributions and Benefits Act(2);

(c)child tax credit; or

(d)working tax credit,

but only for a period of 52 weeks from the date of the receipt of the arrears or of the concessionary payment.

(3) In Schedule 4 to the principal Regulations after paragraph 21(3), insert–

22.  Any payment made by a local authority to or on behalf of a resident relating to housing support services in respect of which the Scottish Ministers have paid a grant to the local authority under section 91(1) of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001(4) where the resident qualified for that payment..

(1)

Section 128 was amended by the Jobseekers Act 1995 (c. 18), section 41(4) and Schedule 2, paragraph 33 and the Tax Credits Act 1999 (c. 10), section 1 and Schedule 1, paragraph 2.

(2)

Section 129 was amended by the Local Government Finance Act 1992 (c. 14), section 103 and Schedule 9, paragraph 2, the Social Security (Incapacity for Work) Act 1994 (c. 18) sections 10 and 11(1) and Schedule 1, paragraph 32, the Jobseekers Act 1995 (c. 18), section 41(4) and Schedule 2, paragraph 34, the Tax Credits Act 1999 (c. 10), sections 1(2) and 14 and Schedule 1, paragraph 2 and the Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999 (c. 30), section 88 and Schedule 13, Part IV.

(3)

Paragraph 21 was inserted by S.S.I. 2001/105, and substituted by S.S.I. 2001/138.

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