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The Healthy Start Scheme and Welfare Food (Amendment) Regulations 2016

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Amendment of paragraph 4 of Schedule 2 to the principal Regulations

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4.—(1) Paragraph 4 of Schedule 2 to the principal Regulations (declaration needed for application for benefit)(1) is amended as follows.

(2) In sub-paragraph (1), in the words before paragraph (a), for “pregnant woman, mother or child” substitute “pregnant woman described in regulation 3(3)(a), mother described in regulation 3(3)(b), (c) or (d) or child described in regulation 3(3)(e)”;

(3) After sub-paragraph (1) insert—

(1A) A claim in respect of a pregnant woman described in regulation 3(3)(aa)(i) or a mother described in regulation 3(3)(da)(i) must include a declaration signed by the claimant that—

(a)the pregnant woman or mother, as the case may be, is entitled to universal credit; and

(b)the pregnant woman or mother, as the case may be, satisfies the condition in regulation 3(8).

(1B) A claim in respect of a pregnant woman described in regulation 3(3)(aa)(ii) or a mother described in regulation 3(3)(da)(ii) must include a declaration signed by the claimant that—

(a)the pregnant woman or mother, as the case may be, is the responsibility (within the meaning of regulation 4 of the Universal Credit Regulations 2013) of a person entitled to universal credit; and

(b)the person entitled to universal credit mentioned in paragraph (a) satisfies the condition in regulation 3(8).

(1C) A claim in respect of a child described in regulation 3(3)(f)(i) must include a declaration signed by the claimant that—

(a)the child is the responsibility (within the meaning of regulation 4 of the Universal Credit Regulations 2013) of a person entitled to universal credit; and

(b)the person entitled to universal credit mentioned in paragraph (a) satisfies the condition in regulation 3(8).

(1D) A claim in respect of a child under the age of 4 years in respect of whom a relevant child has parental responsibility (within the meaning of regulation 3(3)(f)(ii)) must include a declaration signed by the claimant that the relevant child in relation to the child—

(a)is the responsibility of, and member of the same household as, a person who is entitled to—

(i)income support;

(ii)an income based jobseeker’s allowance; or

(iii)child tax credit, where the relevant income of the person or persons to whom the award of child tax credit is made under section 14 of the Tax Credit Act 2002 is determined at the time of the award not to exceed £16,190, and the person is not entitled to working tax credit or is treated as not being so entitled by virtue of regulation 3(7); or

(b)is the responsibility (within the meaning of regulation 4 of the Universal Credit Regulations 2013) of a person entitled to universal credit.

(1E) Where the claimant provides a signed declaration under sub-paragraph (1D)(b), the claimant must also provide a signed declaration that the person entitled to universal credit mentioned in that paragraph satisfies the condition in regulation 3(8).

(1F) Where the claimant provides a signed declaration under sub-paragraph (1A), (1B), (1C) or (1D), the claimant must also provide a signed declaration that the claimant understands the rules of the Healthy Start scheme and will abide by the claimant’s obligations under that scheme.;

(4) In sub-paragraph (2), for “declaration described in sub-paragraph (1) is” substitute “declarations described in sub-paragraphs (1) to (1D) are”.

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Relevant amending instruments are S.I. 2008/408 and 1879, S.I. 2009/295 and S.I. 2010/434.

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