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The National Health Service (Travelling Expenses and Remission of Charges) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2005

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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 2005.

(2) These Regulations shall come into force on 1st February 2005.

(3) In these Regulations–

“the Income Support Regulations” means the Income Support (General) Regulations 1987(1);

“the principal Regulations” means the National Health Service (Travelling Expenses and Remission of Charges) (Scotland) (No. 2) Regulations 2003(2); and

“the State Pension Credit Regulations” means the State Pension Credit Regulations 2002(3).

Amendment of the principal Regulations

2.  In regulation 2 (interpretation) of the principal Regulations after the definition of “standard rate”, insert–

“the State Pension Credit Regulations” means the State Pension Credit Regulations 2002(4);

Amendment of the Schedule to the principal Regulations

3.—(1) The Schedule to the principal Regulations is amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) and (3).

(2) In Table A, in the modifications of–

(a)regulations 45 and 53 of the Income Support Regulations, for “£19,500” in each place where it occurs, substitute “£20,000”;

(b)regulation 53 of the Income Support Regulations, for “£12,000” substitute “£12,250”; and

(c)Schedule 8 to the Income Support Regulations–

(i)for the first entry beginning “In paragraph 4(2)” and ending “higher pensioner premium”” substitute–

For paragraph 4(3) substitute—

(3) This paragraph applies where–

(a)the claimant is aged not less than 60; or

(b)the claimant is a member of a couple, where at least one partner is aged not less than 60.; and

(ii)for the entry “In paragraph 4 omit sub-paragraphs (3), (4) and (7)” substitute “In paragraph 4 omit sub paragraphs (4) and (7)”.

(3) In Table B, in the modifications of Schedule 2 to the Income Support Regulations–

(a)for the first entry beginning “In column (1) of the Table” and ending “(4) Couple”” substitute–

In column (1) of the Table for sub-paragraphs (1) to (4) substitute–

(1) single person aged not less than 25;

(2) single person or lone parent aged not less than 60;

(3) lone parent aged less than 60;

(4) single person aged less than 25;

(5) couple;

(6) couple, where at least one partner is aged not less than 60;

(b)for the second entry beginning “In column (2) of the Table” and ending “paragraph 3(d) of column (2) in the unmodified Regulations” substitute–

  • In column (2) of the Table (amounts) insert–

    (a)

    against sub paragraph (1) of column (1), the amount prescribed in paragraph (1)(e) of column (2) in the unmodified Regulations;

    (b)

    against sub paragraph (2) of column (1), the amount prescribed in regulation 6(1)(b) of the State Pension Credit Regulations;

    (c)

    against sub paragraph (3) of column (1), the amount prescribed in paragraph (1)(e) of column (2) in the unmodified Regulations;

    (d)

    against sub paragraph (4) of column (1), the amount prescribed in paragraph (1)(d) of column (2) in the unmodified Regulations;

    (e)

    against sub paragraph (5) of column (1), the amount prescribed in paragraph (3)(d) of column (2) in the unmodified Regulations;

    (f)

    against sub paragraph (6) of column (1), the amount prescribed in regulation 6(1)(a) of the State Pension Credit Regulations;

(c)for the third entry beginning “Omit paragraphs” and ending “15(2A)” substitute–

  • Omit paragraphs 1A, 2A, 6(2), 9, 9A, 10, 12(1)(c), 12(4), 15(2), 15(2A) and 15(3);

(d)omit the sixth entry beginning “For paragraph 10” and ending “less than 60;”; and

(e)after the tenth entry beginning “In paragraph 12(1)(b)” and ending “28 weeks” insert–

  • In paragraph 12(1)(d)(ii) delete “higher pensioner premium or”..

ANDREW P KERR

A member of the Scottish Executive

St Andrew’s House, Edinburgh

10th January 2005

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