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The Social Security (Hospital In-Patients) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005

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Amendment of the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations

5.—(1) The Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996 shall be amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) to (6).

(2) In regulation 85 (special cases)—

(a)paragraph (3)(1) shall be omitted; and

(b)in paragraph (4) in the definition of “patient” for “the Social Security (Hospital In-Patients) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1975” there shall be substituted “regulation 2(4) and (5) of the Social Security (Hospital In-Patients) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005.”.

(3) In regulation 86C(2) (joint-claim couples: special cases) paragraph (3) shall be omitted.

(4) In paragraph 17(7)(g) of Schedule 2(3) (housing costs) for sub-heads (i) and (ii) there shall be substituted the following sub-heads—

(i)“patient” has the meaning given in paragraph 3(13)(b) and “prisoner” has the meaning given in regulation 85(4), and

(ii)in calculating any period of 52 weeks as a patient, any 2 or more distinct periods separated by one or more intervals each not exceeding 28 days shall be treated as a single period; or.

(5) In Schedule 4 (applicable amounts in special cases)—

(a)paragraph 1(4) shall be omitted; and

(b)after that paragraph there shall be inserted the following paragraph—

Claimant who is a patient

1A.  A claimant who has been a patient for a continuous period of more than 52 weeks.

1A.  The amount applicable under regulation 83 less any amount applicable by virtue of paragraphs 12 or 13 and 14 or paragraph 15A of Schedule 1..

(6) In Schedule 4A(5) (applicable amounts of joint-claim couples in special cases)—

(a)paragraph 1 (but not the heading before it) shall be omitted; and

(b)after that paragraph there shall be inserted the following paragraph—

1A.  A claimant who has been a patient for a continuous period of more than 52 weeks.

1A.  The amount applicable under regulation 86A less any amount applicable by virtue of paragraphs 20F or 20G and 20H or paragraph 20IA of Schedule 1..

(1)

Paragraph (3) was amended by paragraph 4(a) of Schedule 3 to S.R. 2005 No. 458

(2)

Regulation 86C was inserted by paragraph 35 of Schedule 2 to S.R. 2000 No. 350 and paragraph (3) was amended by regulation 5(2)(c) of S.R. 2004 No. 143

(3)

Head (g) was amended by regulation 5(4) of S.R. 2003 No. 261 and regulation 5(b)(ii)(aa) of S.R. 2004 No. 394

(4)

Paragraph 1 was amended by regulation 5(5)(a) of S.R. 2003 No. 261 and regulation 4(11)(a) of S.R. 2003 No. 267

(5)

Schedule 4A was inserted by paragraph 57 of Schedule 2 to S.R. 2000 No. 350 and paragraph 1 was amended by regulation 5(6) of S.R. 2003 No. 261 and regulation 4(12)(a) of S.R. 2003 No. 267

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