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The Housing Benefit (General) Amendment Regulations 1996

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Amendment of regulation 2 of the principal Regulations

2.  In paragraph (1) of regulation 2 of the principal Regulations (interpretation), after the definition of “year of assessment”, there shall be inserted a new definition—

“young individual” means a single claimant who has not attained the age of 25 years, but does not include such a claimant—

(a)

whose landlord is a registered housing association; or

(b)

who has ceased to be the subject of a care order pursuant to section 31(1)(a) of the Children Act 1989(1), which had previously been made in respect to him either—

(i)

after he attained the age of 16 years; or

(ii)

before he attained the age of 16 years, but had continued after he attained that age,

and who has not attained the age of 22 years; and.

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