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The Housing Benefit (Social Security Act 1986 Modifications) (Scotland) Regulations 1988

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Modification of section 20 of the Act

3.  In section 20 of the Act(1) (income related benefits)—

(a)in paragraph (a) of subsection (7) the words “and also if, in respect of a particular day falling after 31st March 1989 but before 1st April 1990, the condition in subsection (7A) below is satisfied;” shall be added at the end;

(b)after subsection (7) there shall be inserted—

(7A) The condition to which subsection (7)(a) above refers is that—

(a)in respect of the day the person concerned is shown in a community charges register as being liable to pay the personal community charge and is not there shown as undertaking a full time course of education or nursing education on the day; or

(b)the day consists of or falls within a contribution period in respect of which the person concerned is liable to pay a collective community charge contribution under section 11(11) of the 1987 Act.(2);

(c)after subsection (9) there shall be inserted—

(9ZA) Subsection (9) above does not prevent different members of the same family becoming entitled to different housing benefits in respect of personal community charges or collective community charge contributions by virtue of their fulfilling the conditions in respect of different charges or of different contribution periods.;

(d)in subsection (11)—

(i)after the definition of “child” there shall be inserted—

“community charge rebate” shall be construed in accordance with section 28 below;,

(ii)after the definition of “married couple” there shall be inserted—

“personal community charge” means payments to which section 8 of the 1987 Act refers;.


Section 20 of the Act was amended by the Local Government Finance Act 1988, Schedule 10, paragraph 2.


Section 11 of the 1987 Act was amended by the Local Government Finance Act 1988, Schedule 12, paragraph 20.

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