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The Social Security (Claims and Payments) Amendment Regulations 1988

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Amendment of regulation 6

2.  In regulation 6 (date of claim)—

(1) in paragraph (1) for the words “Subject to paragraph (2)” there shall be substituted the words “Subject to paragraphs (3) and (4)”;

(2) paragraph (2) shall be omitted;

(3) after paragraph (2) there shall be inserted the following paragraphs—

(3) In the case of a claim for income support, family credit or a social fund payment for maternity or funeral expenses, where the time for claiming is extended under regulation 19 the claim shall be treated as made on the first day of the period in respect of which the claim is, by reason of the operation of that regulation, timeously made.

(4) Paragraph (3) shall not apply when the time for claiming income support or family credit has been extended under regulation 19 and the failure to claim within the prescribed time for the purposes of that regulation is for the reason only that the claim has been sent by post..

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