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The Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit (State Pension Credit) Regulations 2003

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PART 1General

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit (State Pension Credit) Regulations 2003 and shall come into force—

(a)for the purposes of this regulation and regulation 30, on 6th April 2003;

(b)for all other purposes, on 6th October 2003.

(2) In these Regulations—

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

“the Council Tax Benefit Regulations” means the Council Tax Benefit (General) Regulations 1992(2);

“the qualifying age for state pension credit” is (in accordance with section 1(2)(b) and (6) of the State Pension Credit Act)—

(a)

in the case of a woman, pensionable age; or

(b)

in the case of a man, the age which is pensionable age in the case of a woman born on the same day as the man;

“the State Pension Credit Act” means the State Pension Credit Act 2002.

(3) In Part 5 of these Regulations, references in any provision inserted—

(a)in the Housing Benefit Regulations to a regulation of or Schedule to those Regulations is to those provisions as modified or amended by these Regulations;

(b)in the Council Tax Benefit Regulations to a regulation of or Schedule to those Regulations is to those provisions as modified or amended by these Regulations.

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