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Social Security Act 1989

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Community charge benefit: miscellaneous amendments

9(1)In section 165A(1) of the principal Act (claim necessary for entitlement to benefit) for paragraphs (a) and (b) there shall be substituted the following—

(a)he makes a claim for it in the manner, and within the time, prescribed in relation to that benefit by regulations under section 51, 51A or 51B of the Social Security Act 1986; or

(b)he is treated, by virtue of regulations under any of those sections, as making a claim for it.

(2)In section 20 of the 1986 Act, after subsection (8A) (entitlement to community charge benefit) there shall be inserted—

(8AA)A community charge benefit—

(a)shall not be allowed to a person in respect of any day falling before the day on which his entitlement is to be regarded as commencing for that purpose by virtue of paragraph (kk) of section 51A(1) below; but

(b)may be allowed to him in respect of not more than six days immediately following the day on which his period of entitlement would otherwise come to an end, if his entitlement is to be regarded by virtue of that paragraph as not having ended for that purpose.

(3)In section 22B of that Act (polygamous marriages) in subsection (1) (which provides that the section applies whether or not either party has an additional spouse) after the word “where” there shall be inserted “(a)” and for the words “this section applies whether or not” there shall be substituted “(b)”.

(4)In section 31D of that Act, for paragraph (c) of subsection (3) and for paragraph (b) of subsection (5) (which provide for the recovery of excess benefits by deduction from certain other income-related benefits) there shall be substituted the following paragraph—

( )deduction from prescribed benefits.

(5)In section 31F(3) of that Act (calculation of community charge benefit subsidy) in paragraph (a), for the words “for the year” there shall be substituted the words “during the year”.

(6)In section 51A(1) of that Act (regulations relating to the administration of community charge benefit)—

(a)after paragraph (k) there shall be inserted—

(kk)for the day on which entitlement to a benefit is to begin or end; and

(b)after paragraph (o) there shall be inserted—

(oo)in the case of any benefit (or part) which takes the form of a payment, for the circumstances and manner in which payment may be made to one person on behalf of another for any purpose, which may be to discharge, in whole or in part, an obligation of the person entitled to the benefit or any other person;.

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