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The National Assistance (Sums for Personal Requirements and Assessment of Resources) Amendment (England) Regulations 2007

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the National Assistance (Sums for Personal Requirements and Assessment of Resources) Amendment (England) Regulations 2007 and shall come into force on 9th April 2007.

(2) In these Regulations, “the Assessment Regulations” means the National Assistance (Assessment of Resources) Regulations 1992(1).

(3) These Regulations apply in relation to England only.

Amendment of regulation 2 of the National Assistance (Sums for Personal Requirements) (England) Regulations 2003

2.  In regulation 2 (sum needed for personal requirements) of the National Assistance (Sums for Personal Requirements) (England) Regulations 2003(2), for “£19.60” substitute “£20.45”.

Amendment of regulation 20 of the Assessment Regulations

3.  In regulation 20 (capital limit) of the Assessment Regulations, for “£21,000 prescribed for the purposes of section 134(1) of the Contributions and Benefits Act (exclusions from benefit)”, substitute “£21,500”.

Amendment of regulation 28 of the Assessment Regulations

4.  In regulation 28(1) (calculation of tariff income from capital) of the Assessment Regulations—

(a)for “£12,750”, in both places where it occurs, substitute “£13,000”; and

(b)for “£21,000” substitute “£21,500”.

Amendment of Schedule 3 to the Assessment Regulations

5.  In paragraph 28H of Schedule 3 to the Assessment Regulations (sums to be disregarded in the calculation of income other than earnings)—

(a)in sub-paragraphs (1) and (2), for “£5.05”, in each place where it occurs, substitute “£5.25”; and

(b)in sub-paragraphs (3) and (4), for “£7.50”, in each place where it occurs, substitute “£7.85”.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Health

Mr Ivan Lewis

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Department of Health

7th March 2007

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