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The National Health Service (General Ophthalmic Services) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 1996

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These Regulations further amend the National Health Service (General Ophthalmic Services) Regulations 1986 (S.I. 1986/975) (“the 1986 Regulations”).

Regulation 2 of these Regulations amends regulation 2(1) of the 1986 Regulations in order to include a definition of an income-based jobseeker’s Allowance.

Regulation 3(2)(a) of these Regulations removes the capital restriction relating to Disability Working Allowance so that everyone in receipt of this, and certain of their relatives, will be eligible for general ophthalmic services.

Regulation 3(2)(b) and (3) of these Regulations extends the categories of eligibility for general ophthalmic services to include people in receipt of an Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, and also certain relatives of such people.

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