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The Housing Renewal Grants (Amendment) (Wales) (No. 2) Regulations 2013

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Amendment of the Housing Renewal Grants Regulations 1996

2.—(1) The Housing Renewal Grants Regulations 1996(1) are amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) to (6).

(2) In regulation 2(1)(2) (interpretation) at the appropriate place insert—

“armed forces independence payment” means armed forces independence payment under the Armed Forces and Reserve Forces (Compensation Scheme) Order 2011(3);.

(3) In regulation 19 (treatment of child care charges)(4)—

(a)after paragraph (3)(d)(viii) insert—

(ix)armed forces independence payment;;

(b)omit “or” at the end of paragraph (8)(b)(iii); and

(c)after paragraph (8)(b)(iv) insert—

; or

(v)in respect of whom armed forces independence payment is payable.

(4) In Schedule 1 (applicable amounts)—

(a)in paragraph 12(1)(a)(i) (additional condition for the higher pensioner and disability premiums) after “disability living allowance” insert “, armed forces independence payment”;

(b)in paragraph 13 (severe disability premium)—

(i)in sub-paragraph (2)(a)(i) after “section 78(3) of the 2012 Act” insert “or armed forces independence payment”;

(ii)in sub-paragraph (2)(b)(i) after “section 78(3) of the 2012 Act(5)” insert “or armed forces independence payment”; and

(iii)after sub-paragraph (5)(c) insert—

; or

(d)a person receiving armed forces independence payment;

(c)in paragraph 13A (enhanced disability premium)(6), after sub-paragraph (c) insert—

; or

(d)armed forces independence payment is payable,;

(d)in paragraph 14 (disabled child premium), after sub-paragraph (1)(d) insert—

; or

(e)is a young person who is in receipt of armed forces independence payment; and

(e)in paragraph 15(2)(b) (carer premium)(7) after “section 78(3) of the 2012 Act” insert “or armed forces independence payment”.

(5) In Schedule 1A (applicable amounts for persons who have attained or whose partner has attained the qualifying age for state pension credit)(8)—

(a)in paragraph 7 (severe disability premium)—

(i)in sub-paragraph (2)(a)(i) after “section 78(3) of the 2012 Act” insert “or armed forces independence payment”;

(ii)in sub-paragraph (2)(b)(i) after “section 78(3) of the 2012 Act” insert “or armed forces independence payment”;

(iii)after sub-paragraph (5)(c) insert—

or

(d)a person receiving armed forces independence payment;

(b)in paragraph 8 (enhanced disability premium) after sub- paragraph (b) insert—

or

(c)in respect of a young person, armed forces independence payment is payable,;

(c)in paragraph 9 (disabled child premium) after sub- paragraph (1)(d) insert—

; or

(e)is a young person in receipt of armed forces independence payment.

(6) In Schedule 3 (sums to be disregarded in the determination of income other than earnings), in paragraph 5, after “disability living allowance” insert “, armed forces independence payment”.

(1)

S.I. 1996/2890 was amended in relation to Wales by S.I. 2004/253 (W.28), S.I. 2006/2801 (W.240), S.I. 2010/297 (W.39) and S.I. 2013/552 (W.62). There are other amendments which are not relevant to these Regulations.

(2)

Regulation 2(1) was amended by S.I. 2013/552 (W.62) and in relation to Wales by S.I. 2004/253 (W.28).

(4)

Regulation 19(3) was amended by S.I. 2013/552 (W.62). Regulation 19(3)(d) was amended in relation to Wales by S.I. 2010/297 (W.39).

(5)

“the 2012 Act” is defined in the Principal Regulations as “the Welfare Reform Act 2012.”

(6)

Paragraph 13A was substituted in relation to Wales by S.I. 2010/297(W.39).

(7)

Paragraph 15(2) was amended by S.I.2013/552 (W.62) and in relation to Wales by S.I 2004/253 (W.28).

(8)

Schedule 1A was amended by S.I. 2013/552 (W.62), having been inserted in relation to Wales by S.I. 2006/2801(W.240)

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