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The Fines Collection (Disclosure of Information) (Prescribed Benefits) Regulations 2008

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Fines Collection (Disclosure of Information) (Prescribed Benefits) Regulations 2008 and shall come into force on 12 January 2009.

(2) In these Regulations —

“contribution-based jobseeker’s allowance”, except in a case to which paragraph (b) of the definition of income-based jobseeker’s allowance applies, means a contribution-based jobseeker’s allowance under Part I of the Jobseekers Act 1995(1), but does not include any back to work bonus under section 26 of the Jobseekers Act 1995(2) which is paid as jobseeker’s allowance;

“income-based jobseeker’s allowance” means —

(a)

an income-based jobseeker’s allowance under Part I of the Jobseekers Act 1995; and

(b)

in a case where, if there was no entitlement to contribution-based jobseeker’s allowance, there would be entitlement to income-based jobseeker’s allowance at the same rate, contribution-based jobseeker’s allowance, but does not include any back to work bonus under section 26 of the Jobseekers Act 1995 which is paid as jobseeker’s allowance;

“income-related employment and support allowance” means —

(a)

an income-related allowance under Part 1 of the Welfare Reform Act 2007(3); and

(b)

in a case where, if there was no entitlement to contributory employment and support allowance, there would be entitlement to income-related employment and support allowance at the same rate, contributory employment and support allowance;

“income support” means income support under Part VII of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992(4), but does not include any back to work bonus under section 26 of the Jobseekers Act 1995 which is paid as income support; and

“state pension credit” means the benefit of that name payable under State Pension Credit Act 2002(5).

Prescribed benefits

2.  The benefits prescribed for the purposes of paragraphs 9A to 9C of Schedule 5 to the Courts Act 2003 (disclosure of information in connection with application for benefit deductions) are —

(a)contribution-based jobseeker’s allowance;

(b)income-based jobseeker’s allowance;

(c)income-related employment and support allowance;

(d)income support; and

(e)state pension credit.

Signed by authority of the Lord Chancellor

Bridget Prentice

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Ministry of Justice

16th December 2008

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