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3 Ineligible applicants.E+W

(1)No grant is payable under this Chapter unless the applicant is aged 18 or over on the date of the application.

In the case of a joint application, any applicant under the age of 18 years on the date of the application shall be left out of account.

(2)No grant is payable under this Chapter if the person who would otherwise qualify as the applicant for the grant is—

(a)a local authority;

(b)a [F1development] corporation;

(c)an urban development corporation;

(d)a housing action trust;

F2(e). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(f)[F3the National Health Service Commissioning Board, a clinical commissioning group,] F4... [F5Local Health Board], special health authority F6... [F7, NHS trust or NHS foundation trust];

[F8(g)a police and crime commissioner;]

(h)a joint authority established by Part IV of the M1Local Government Act 1985;

(i)a residuary body established by Part VII of that Act; F9. . .

(j)an authority established under section 10(1) of that Act (waste disposal);

F10(ja). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

[F11(jb)an economic prosperity board established under section 88 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009;

(jc)a combined authority established under section 103 of that Act;][F12or

(k)[F13the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority.]]

[F13the London Fire Commissioner.]

(3)No grant is payable under this Chapter if the applicant is of a description excluded from entitlement to grant aid by regulations made by the Secretary of State.

F14(4). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

[F15(4A)Regulations under subsection (3) [F16made by the Secretary of State] may proceed wholly or in part by reference to the provisions relating to entitlement to—

(a)housing benefit;

(b)universal credit; or

(c)any other form of assistance,

as they have effect from time to time.]

Textual Amendments

F1Word in s. 3(2)(b) substituted (1.12.2008) by The Housing and Regeneration Act 2008 (Consequential Provisions) Order 2008 (S.I. 2008/3002), art. 1(2), Sch. 1 para. 48 (with Sch. 2) (see S.I. 2008/3068, art. 2(1)(b))

F2S. 3(2)(e) repealed (1.10.1998) by 1998 c. 38, s. 152, Sch. 18 Pt. IV (with ss. 137(1), 139(2), 143(2)); S.I. 1998/2244, art. 4

F4Words in s. 3(2)(f) omitted (1.4.2013) by virtue of Health and Social Care Act 2012 (c. 7), s. 306(4), Sch. 5 para. 76(b); S.I. 2013/160, art. 2(2) (with arts. 7-9)

F6Words in s. 3(2)(f) omitted (1.4.2013) by virtue of Health and Social Care Act 2012 (c. 7), s. 306(4), Sch. 5 para. 76(c); S.I. 2013/160, art. 2(2) (with arts. 7-9)

F9Word in s. 3(2)(i) repealed (3.7.2000) by 1999 c. 29, s. 423, Sch. 34 Pt. VIII (with Sch. 12 para. 9(1)); S.I. 2000/1094, art. 4(i)

F12S. 3(2)(k) and preceding word inserted (3.7.2000) by 1999 c. 29, s. 328(8), Sch. 29 Pt. I para. 60 (with Sch. 12 para. 9(1)); S.I. 2000/1094, art. 4(a)(h)

F13S. 3(2)(k) substituted (31.1.2017 for specified purposes) by Policing and Crime Act 2017 (c. 3), s. 183(1)(5)(e), Sch. 2 para. 101

Commencement Information

I1S. 3 wholly in force; S. 3 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 150; S. 3 in force for certain purposes at 11.9.1996 by S.I. 1996/2352, art. 2(2); s. 3 in force insofar as not already in force at 17.12.1996 by S.I. 1996/2842, art. 3

Marginal Citations

4 The age of the property.E+W

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5 Excluded descriptions of works.E+W

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6 Defective dwellings.E+W

F19. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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