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The Income Support (General) Amendment No. 5 Regulations 1988

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Amendment of Schedule 10 to the General Regulations

23.  In Schedule 10 to the General Regulations (capital to be disregarded)—

(a)for paragraph 27(1) there shall be substituted the following paragraph—

27.  Any premises which the claimant intends to occupy as his home, and in respect of which he is taking steps to obtain possession and has sought legal advice or has commenced legal proceedings, with a view to obtaining possession, for a period of 26 weeks from the date on which he first sought such advice or first commenced such proceedings whichever is earlier, or such longer period as is reasonable in the circumstances to enable him to obtain possession and commence occupation of those premises.;

(b)after paragraph 31 there shall be added the following paragraphs—

32.  Any payment made by the Secretary of State to compensate a person who was entitled to supplementary benefit in respect of a period ending immediately before 11th April 1988 but who did not become entitled to income support in respect of a period beginning with that day.

33.  Any payment made by the Secretary of State to compensate for the loss of housing benefit supplement under regulation 19 of the Supplementary Benefit (Requirements) Regulations 1983.

34.  Any payment made to a juror or a witness in respect of attendance at a court other than compensation for loss of earnings or for the loss of a benefit payable under the benefit Acts.

35.  Any housing benefit in the form of a community charge rebate..


See S.I. 1988/663, regulation 36(b), and S.I. 1988/999, regulation 5(e) for paragraphs 22 to 24, S.I. 1988/910, regulation 3(b), for paragraphs 25 to 28 and S.I. 1988/1445, regulation 26(c), for paragraphs 29 to 31.

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