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The National Assistance (Sums for Personal Requirements) (Assessment of Resources and Miscellaneous Amendments) (Wales) Regulations 2012

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1.—(1) The title of these Regulations is the National Assistance (Sums for Personal Requirements) (Assessment of Resources and Miscellaneous Amendments) (Wales) Regulations 2012.

(2) These Regulations come into force on 9 April 2012.

(3) These Regulations apply in relation to Wales.

Sums needed for personal requirements

2.  The sum which a local authority is to assume a person to need for his or her personal requirements under section 22(4) of the National Assistance Act 1948 is £24.00 per week.

Revocation

3.  Regulation 2 of the National Assistance (Assessment of Resources and Sums for Personal Requirements) (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2011(1) is hereby revoked.

Amendment of regulation 20A of the National Assistance (Assessment of Resources) Regulations 1992

4.  In the National Assistance (Assessment of Resources) Regulations 1992(2), in paragraph (2) of regulation 20A (Capital limit — Wales), replace the figure of “£22,500” with the figure “£23,250”.

Amendment of the National Assistance (Residential Accommodation) (Additional Payments, Relevant Contributions and Assessment of Resources) (Wales) Regulations 2003

5.—(1) The National Assistance (Residential Accommodation) (Additional Payments, Relevant Contributions and Assessment of Resources) (Wales) Regulations 2003(3) are amended as follows.

(2) In regulation 2—

(a)after the definition of “the Assessment Regulations” insert—

“capital limit” (“terfyn cyfalaf”) means the capital amount specified in regulation 20A(2) of the Assessment Regulations;; and

(b)omit the definition of “lower capital limit”.

(3) In regulation 4(2)(b) and (c), omit “lower” in both places it appears.

(4) Regulation 5(2) is hereby revoked(4).

Gwenda Thomas

Deputy Minister for Children and Social Services under authority of the Minister for Health and Social Services, one of the Welsh Ministers

14 March 2012

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