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The Advice and Assistance (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2003

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1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Advice and Assistance (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2003 and shall come into force on 1st October 2003.

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2.  These Regulations shall apply only in relation to any case where an application for advice and assistance is made on or after 1st October 2003.

Amendment of the Advice and Assistance (Scotland) Regulations 1996

3.  The Advice and Assistance (Scotland) Regulations 1996(1) are amended in accordance with the following regulations.

4.  In regulation 2(1), at the end insert–

“legal representative” means a judicial factor or a person authorised to act on an adult’s behalf under the Adults With Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000(2)..

5.  For regulation 6(1), substitute–

(1) Persons who may make an application in accordance with regulation 4 on behalf of a client are–

(a)where the client on cause shown cannot make an application in accordance with regulation 4, a person authorised by the client; or

(b)where the client is mentally disordered in terms of section 1(2) of the Mental Health (Scotland) Act 1984(3), or is an incapable adult in terms of section 1(6) of the Adults With Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000, the client’s legal representative..

6.  In regulation 7, at the end insert–

(3) For the purpose of determining a client’s disposable income and disposable capital, and the amount of any contribution required under section 11 of the Act, the personal resources of a person making an application for advice and assistance on behalf of a client under regulation 6 are to be disregarded..

7.  In Schedule 2, at the end of paragraph 5(d), insert–

(j)state pension credit under the State Pension Credit Act 2002(4)..

HUGH HENRY

Authorised to sign on behalf of the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House, Edinburgh

9th September 2003

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