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Disabled persons' trusts: meaning of “disabled person's interest” and “disabled person”U.K.

6(1)After section 89 (trusts for disabled persons) insert—U.K.

89ASelf-settlement by person with condition expected to lead to disability

(1)This section applies to property transferred by a person (“A”) into settlement on or after 22nd March 2006 if—

(a)A was beneficially entitled to the property immediately before transferring it into settlement,

(b)A satisfies the Commissioners for Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs that, when the property was transferred into settlement, A had a condition that it was at that time reasonable to expect would have such effects on A as to lead to A becoming—

(i)a person falling within section 89(4)(a) above,

(ii)in receipt of an attendance allowance mentioned in section 89(4)(b) above, or

(iii)in receipt of a disability living allowance mentioned in section 89(4)(c) above by virtue of entitlement to the care component at the highest or middle rate, and

(c)the property is held on trusts—

(i)under which, during the life of A, no interest in possession in the settled property subsists, and

(ii)which secure that Conditions 1 and 2 are met.

(2)Condition 1 is that if any of the settled property is applied during A's life for the benefit of a beneficiary, it is applied for the benefit of A.

(3)Condition 2 is that any power to bring the trusts mentioned in subsection (1)(c) above to an end during A's life is such that, in the event of the power being exercised during A's life, either—

(a)A or another person will, on the trusts being brought to an end, be absolutely entitled to the settled property, or

(b)on the trusts being brought to an end, a disabled person's interest within section 89B(1)(a) or (c) below will subsist in the settled property.

(4)If this section applies to settled property transferred into settlement by a person, the person shall be treated as beneficially entitled to an interest in possession in the settled property.

(5)For the purposes of subsection (1)(b)(ii) above, assume—

(a)that A will meet the conditions as to residence under section 64(1) of whichever of the 1992 Acts is applicable, and

(b)that there will be no provision made by regulations under section 67(1) and (2) of that Act.

(6)For the purposes of subsection (1)(b)(iii) above, assume—

(a)that A will meet the prescribed conditions as to residence under section 71(6) of whichever of the 1992 Acts is applicable, and

(b)that there will be no provision made by regulations under section 72(8) of that Act.

(7)For the purposes of subsection (3) above, ignore—

(a)power to give directions as to the settled property that is exercisable jointly by the persons who between them are entitled to the entire beneficial interest in the property, and

(b)anything that could occur as a result of exercise of any such power.

(8)In this section “the 1992 Acts” means—

  • the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992, and

  • the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992.

89BMeaning of “disabled person's interest”

(1)In this Act “disabled person's interest” means—

(a)an interest in possession to which a person is under section 89(2) above treated as beneficially entitled,

(b)an interest in possession to which a person is under section 89A(4) above treated as beneficially entitled,

(c)an interest in possession in settled property (other than an interest within paragraph (a) or (b) above) to which a disabled person becomes beneficially entitled on or after 22nd March 2006, or

(d)an interest in possession in settled property (other than an interest within paragraph (a) or (b) above) to which a person (“A”) is beneficially entitled if—

(i)A is the settlor,

(ii)A was beneficially entitled to the property immediately before transferring it into settlement,

(iii)A satisfies Her Majesty's Commissioners for Revenue and Customs as mentioned in section 89A(1)(b) above,

(iv)the settled property was transferred into settlement on or after 22nd March 2006, and

(v)the trusts on which the settled property is held secure that, if any of the settled property is applied during A's life for the benefit of a beneficiary, it is applied for the benefit of A.

(2)Subsections (4) to (6) of section 89 above (meaning of “disabled person” in subsection (1) of that section) have effect for the purposes of subsection (1)(c) above as they have effect for the purposes of subsection (1) of that section.

(3)Section 71D above does not apply to property in which there subsists a disabled person's interest within subsection (1)(c) above (but see also section 71D(5) above).

(2)In section 89, after subsection (4) insert—

(5)The reference in subsection (1) above to a disabled person includes, in relation to any settled property, a reference to a person who, when the property was transferred into settlement,—

(a)would have been in receipt of attendance allowance under section 64 of either of the Acts mentioned in subsection (4)(b) above had provision made by regulations under section 67(1) or (2) of that Act (non-satisfaction of conditions for attendance allowance where person is undergoing treatment for renal failure in a hospital or is provided with certain accommodation) been ignored, or

(b)would have been in receipt of disability living allowance by virtue of entitlement to the care component at the highest or middle rate had provision made by regulations under section 72(8) of either of the Acts mentioned in subsection (4)(c) above (no payment of disability living allowance for persons for whom certain accommodation is provided) been ignored.

(6)The reference in subsection (1) above to a disabled person also includes, in relation to any settled property, a reference to a person who satisfies the Commissioners for Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs—

(a)that he would, when the property was transferred into settlement, have been in receipt of attendance allowance under section 64 of either of the Acts mentioned in subsection (4)(b) above—

(i)had he met the conditions as to residence under section 64(1) of that Act, and

(ii)had provision made by regulations under section 67(1) or (2) of that Act been ignored, or

(b)that he would, when the property was transferred into settlement, have been in receipt of a disability living allowance by virtue of entitlement to the care component at the highest or middle rate—

(i)had he met the prescribed conditions as to residence under section 71(6) of either of the Acts mentioned in subsection (4)(c) above, and

(ii)had provision made by regulations under section 72(8) of that Act been ignored.

(3)Sub-paragraph (1) shall be deemed to have come into force on 22nd March 2006.

(4)Sub-paragraph (2) shall be deemed to have come into force on 22nd March 2006, but only in respect of property transferred into settlement on or after that day.

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