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The Electricity and Gas (Energy Company Obligation) Order 2012

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1.  The benefits referred to in the definition of affordable warmth group in article 2 are—

(a)child tax credit(1) and has a relevant income of £15,860 or less (where “relevant income” has the same meaning as in Part 1 of the Tax Credits Act 2002(2));

(b)income-related employment and support allowance(3) and—

(i)receiving a work-related activity or support component; or

(ii)has parental responsibility for a qualifying child; or

(iii)is in receipt of a qualifying component;

(c)income-based job seeker’s allowance(4) and—

(i)has parental responsibility for a qualifying child; or

(ii)is in receipt of a qualifying component;

(d)income support(5) and—

(i)has parental responsibility for a qualifying child; or

(ii)is in receipt of a qualifying component; or

(e)state pension credit(6);

(f)working tax credit and has a relevant income of £15,860 or less and—

(i)has parental responsibility for a qualifying child; or

(ii)is in receipt of a disabled worker element or severe disability element; or

(iii)is aged 60 years or over.

(1)

Child tax credit and working tax credit are provided for in Part I of the Tax Credits Act 2002 (c.21).

(3)

See Part 1 of the Welfare Reform Act 2007 (c.5).

(4)

See section 1(1) and (4) of the Jobseekers Act 1995 (c 18).

(5)

See section 124 of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 (c 4).

(6)

See section 1(1) of the State Pension Credit Act 2002 (c.16).

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