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The National Assistance (Assessment of Resources) (Amendment) Regulations 1994

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These Regulations make further amendments to the National Assistance (Assessment of Resources) Regulations 1992 (S. I. 1992/2977) (“the principal Regulations”).

The principal Regulations are amended to allow a local authority to charge a resident in accommodation provided under Part III of the National Assistance Act 1948, the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968 or section 7 of the Mental Health (Scotland) Act 1984 (“a resident”), who has been assessed as liable to pay a reduced amount in respect of his accommodation an amount representing the full cost of his accommodation if the resident receives capital which takes his capital over the capital limit set out in regulation 20 (regulation 2); a disregard is provided in the calculation of income other than earnings of a resident where an increase of a specified benefit is payable in respect of a dependant (regulation 3); and a disregard is provided in the calculation of capital for the former home of which a temporary resident intends to dispose so that he may acquire an alternative dwelling which he intends to occupy as his home (regulation 4).

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