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The Social Security (Student Amounts Amendment) Regulations 1998

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Social Security (Student Amounts Amendment) Regulations 1998 and shall come into force—

(a)for the purposes of this regulation on 3rd August 1998;

(b)for the purposes of sub-paragraphs (a) and (d) of paragraph (2) of regulation 2, regulation 2(1) in so far as it relates to those sub-paragraphs, and regulation 3—

(i)in relation to a student whose period of study begins on or after 1st August 1998 but before 31st August 1998, on the first Monday of that period;

(ii)in any other case, on 31st August 1998;

(c)for the purposes of sub-paragraphs (b) and (c) of paragraph (2) of regulation 2 and regulation 2(1) in so far as it relates to those sub-paragraphs—

(i)in relation to a student whose period of study begins on or after 1st August 1998 but before 31st August 1998, on the first Tuesday of that period;

(ii)in any other case, on 1st September 1998;

(d)for the purposes of sub-paragraphs (e) and (f) of paragraph (2) of regulation 2 and regulation 2(1) in so far as it relates to those sub-paragraphs—

(i)in relation to a student whose period of study begins on or after 1st August 1998 but before 31st August 1998, on the first day of that period;

(ii)in any other case, on 31st August 1998.

(2) In these Regulations—

“the Housing Benefit Regulations” means the Housing Benefit (General) Regulations 1987(1).

Student’s grant income

2.—(1) In each of the regulations specified in paragraph (2) below (which all relate to the calculation of the amount of a student’s grant income) for the amount “£287” in each place where it occurs there shall be substituted the amount “£295”.

(2) The regulations are—

(a)regulation 42(2)(g) of the Council Tax Benefit (General) Regulations 1992(2);

(b)regulation 42(2)(e) of the Disability Working Allowance (General) Regulations 1991(3);

(c)regulation 38(2)(f) of the Family Credit (General) Regulations 1987(4);

(d)regulation 53(2)(g) of the Housing Benefit Regulations;

(e)regulation 62(2)(g) of the Income Support (General) Regulations 1987(5);

(f)regulation 131(2)(f) of the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations 1996(6).

Student’s eligible rent

3.  In paragraph (1) of regulation 51 of the Housing Benefit Regulations (calculation of eligible rent for full-time students) for the amount “£25.80” in sub-paragraph (a) there shall be substituted the amount “£26.45” and for the amount “£17.85” in sub-paragraph (b) there shall be substituted the amount “£18.30”.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Social Security.

Keith Bradley

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State,

Department of Social Security

2nd June 1998

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