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The Council Tax Benefit (Transitional) Order 1992

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1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Council Tax Benefit (Transitional) Order 1992 and shall come into force on 31st August 1992.

(2) In this Order unless the context otherwise requires—

“the Administration Act” means the Social Security Administration Act 1992(1);

“the Contributions and Benefits Act 1992” means the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992(2);

“the 1992 Regulations” means the Council Tax Benefit (General) Regulations 1992(3);

“the 1989 Regulations” means the Community Charge Benefits (General) Regulations 1989(4);

“the 1987 Regulations” means the Housing Benefit (General) Regulations 1987(5);

“appropriate authority” means—

(a)

in England and Wales, the billing authority to which Part I of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 refers,

(b)

in Scotland, the levying authority to which Part II of that Act refers;

“community charge benefits” means the benefits of that name to which section 123(1) of the Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 refers;

“council tax benefit” means the benefit of that name to which section 123(1) of the Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 refers(g);

“housing benefit” means the benefit of that name to which section 123(1) of the Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 refers;

“the relevant date” means 1st April 1993;

and other expressions have the same meanings as in the 1992 Regulations.

(3) Unless the context otherwise requires, in this Order a reference in an article to a numbered paragraph is a reference to the paragraph in that article bearing that number.

(3)

S.I. 1992/1814.

(4)

S.I.1989/1321.

(5)

S.I.1987/1971.

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