The Housing Renovation etc. Grants (Prescribed Forms and Particulars) (Amendment) Regulations 1995

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Published: 1995-03-20

Statutory Instruments
1995 No. 839

HOUSING, ENGLAND AND WALES
The Housing Renovation etc. Grants (Prescribed Forms and Particulars) (Amendment) Regulations 1995

Made
20th March 1995

Laid before Parliament
24th March 1995

Coming into force
17th April 1995

The Secretary of State for the Environment, as respects England, and the Secretary of State for Wales, as respects Wales, in exercise of the powers conferred upon them by sections 102(2) and (4), 137(2), 138(1)(1) and 190(1) of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989(2) and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, hereby make the following Regulations—

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Housing Renovation etc. Grants (Prescribed Forms and Particulars) (Amendment) Regulations 1995 and shall come into force on 17th April 1995.

Amendment of the principal Regulations

2.  Schedule 1 to the Housing Renovation etc. Grants (Prescribed Forms and Particulars) Regulations 1994(3) is amended—

(a)as regards Form 1 (application for renovation grant), as mentioned in Schedule 1;

(b)as regards Form 2 (application for disabled facilities grant), as mentioned in Schedule 2;

(c)as regards Form 3 (application for common parts grant), as mentioned in Schedule 3; and

(d)as regards Form 4 (application for HMO grant), as mentioned in Schedule 4.

Application

3.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), these Regulations shall not have effect in relation to applications for grant made before 17th April 1995.

(2) Where, in relation to any pending application made after 12th April 1995 and before 17th April 1995, the relevant person is not entitled to a disability premium or higher pensioner premium within the meaning of Part III of Schedule 1 to the Housing Renovation etc. Grants (Reduction of Grant) Regulations 1994(4) but would have been so entitled had the application been made on 17th April 1995, for the purposes of that relevant person’s entitlement to a disability premium or higher pensioner premium his application shall be treated as if it had been made on 17th April 1995.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State

David Curry
Minister of State,
Department of the Environment
14th March 1995

John Redwood
Secretary of State for Wales
20th March 1995

Regulation 2(a)

SCHEDULE 1AMENDMENTS TO FORM 1

1.  In note A in the reference to Part 3, for “financial information from landlords” substitute “information from landlords and charities and in respect of ecclesiastical property”.

2.  After note K, insert—

“L.  Payment of grant can be made only against an invoice, demand or receipt for payment for the works which is acceptable to the Council. An invoice given by you or a member of your family is not acceptable.”.

3.  In question 3.11, for “(if no for both, go to 3.13)” substitute “(if no for both, go to 3.12A)”.

4.  After question 3.12, insert—


”.

5.  In question 3.15, insert in the appropriate places—


”.

6.  In question 3.43, insert in the appropriate places—


”.

7.  After question 3.45, insert—




8.  In question 3.47—

(a)against the entry for “Income from tenants” insert “Note 47A”; and

(b)after “Parent’s or partner’s contribution to student grant” insert “(whether or not paid)”.

9.  In questions 3.46, 3.48, 3.50, and 3.51, after “you or your partner” insert “(or you and your partner jointly)”.

10.  In question 3.49, after “savings or other investments” insert “(both individually and jointly owned)”.

11.  In question 3.52, after “give details of” insert “individually and jointly owned”.

12.  For question 3.53 substitute—




13.  After question 3.54, insert—



”.

14.  For note 9, substitute—

“9.  Payment of grant can be made only against an invoice, demand or receipt for payment for the works which is acceptable to the Council. An invoice given by you or a member of your family is not acceptable; for example, where you or a member of your family carry out the works, an invoice (which can be authenticated) from a third party will be needed for the cost of the materials.”.

15.  At the end of note 10, add “Payment of grant can be made only against an invoice, demand or receipt for payment for the works which is acceptable to the Council. An invoice given by you or a member of your family is not acceptable; for example, where you or a member of your family carry out the works, an invoice (which can be authenticated) from a third party will be needed for the cost of the materials.”.

16.  In note 11, after “ “Charity” ” insert “, which is defined as in section 96 of the Charities Act 1993,”.

17.  In note 15—

(a)after “A tenant’s certificate”, insert “relating to an application for renovation grant”; and

(b)after “intends to live in the dwelling” insert “or, as the case may be, a flat in the building”.

18.  After note 27, insert—

“27A.  Where two or more periods of incapacity are separated by a break or breaks each of not more than 56 days, those periods are treated as one continuous period of incapacity.

27B.  A person is terminally ill if he suffers from a progressive disease and his death in consequence of that disease can reasonably be expected within 6 months.Where two or more periods of incapacity are separated by a break or breaks each of not more than 56 days, those periods are treated as one continuous period of incapacity.”.

19.  For note 29, substitute—

“29.  Answer “Yes” to this question if you or your partner ceased to receive this pension because of payment of a retirement pension. (After 12th April 1995 invalidity pension was replaced by long-term incapacity benefit.)

29A.  Answer “Yes” to this question if you or your partner ceased to receive long-term incapacity benefit because of payment of a retirement pension. (After 12th April 1995, long-term incapacity benefit replaced invalidity pension for week 53 onwards of a person’s incapacity.).

29B.  Answer “Yes” to the appropriate part of this question if you or your partner ceased to receive short-term incapacity benefit at a rate equal to or greater than the long-term rate because of payment of a retirement pension. (After 12th April 1995, short-term incapacity benefit replaced sickness benefit and invalidity benefits for weeks 1 to 52 of a person’s incapacity.).”

20.  In note 33, for the words after “the last cycle of” to “at the last five weeks” substitute “the child’s working hours (if the child has a recognisable cycle) or (if not)”.

21.  After note 45, insert—

“45A.  Supplementary pensions are paid to servicemen’s widows, for example: (i) where the widow is aged 40 or over, (ii) where she cannot support herself, or (iii) in respect of certain children of her late husband.

45B.  Under this Scheme, pensions and allowances are paid to or in respect of civilians who were injured or killed in the 1939–45 War.

45C.  These payments are made to widows of persons killed before 31st March 1973 on service analogous to service in the armed forces of the Crown.”.

22.  After note 47, insert—

“47A.  Do not include payments made to you by a health authority, local authority or voluntary organisation for children cared for by you in your household.”.

23.  In note 53, after “self-employed, the assets of your business” insert—

“capital administered by the courts of England and Wales or Scotland for a person under 18, deriving from an award of damages for personal injury to that person or from compensation for the death of one or both parents.”

24.  After note 53, insert—

“53A.  Answer “Yes” to this question if—

(i) you are, or your partner is, aged less than 60 and one or more of the following conditions is satisfied:

(a)you receive, or your partner receives, attendance allowance, disability living allowance, disability working allowance, mobility supplement, long-term incapacity benefit, or severe disablement allowance (but in the case of long-term incapacity benefit or severe disablement allowance only where it is paid in respect of the person receiving the benefit or allowance);

(b)you have, or your partner has, ceased to receive long-term incapacity benefit (or, if paragraph (ii) applies, you or your partner ceased to receive invalidity pension before 13th April 1995) because of payment of a retirement pension and, in the case of your partner, he/she is still a member of your family;

(c)you were, or your partner was, in receipt of attendance allowance or disability living allowance but payment of benefit has been suspended under section 113(2) of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992;

(d)you are, or your partner is, provided with an invalid carriage or other vehicle or a grant for such a vehicle, under English and Welsh or Scottish legislation;

(e)you are, or your partner is, a registered blind person or ceased to be so registered not more than 28 weeks ago;

(f)(i)you are incapable of work under Part XIIA of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992; and

you have been incapable of work, or been treated as incapable of work, for at least the last 364 days continuously or, if terminally ill, for at least the last 196 days continuously (include any period of incapacity falling before 13th April 1995 and satisfying condition (f)(ii) below; and disregard any break or breaks each of up to 56 days between periods of incapacity and, once you have completed the qualifying period, any period of employment training or of receipt of a training allowance); or

(ii)immediately before 13th April 1995 you or your partner, in respect of a continuous period of not less than 28 weeks,

provided evidence of incapacity in accordance with regulation 2 of the Social Security (Medical Evidence) Regulations 1976 (or comparable Northern Ireland legislation) as then in force in support of a claim for sickness benefit, invalidity pension or severe disablement allowance within the meaning of sections 31, 33 or 68 of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 (or comparable Northern Ireland legislation) as then in force, provided that an adjudication officer had not determined that you or, as the case may be, your partner was not incapable of work, or

were in receipt of statutory sick pay under Part XI of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 as then in force;

and from 13th April 1995 you have or, as the case may be, your partner has continued to be incapable of work in accordance with Part XIIA of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 continuously (disregard any break or breaks each of up to 56 days between periods of incapability);

(ii) you are, or your partner is, aged less than 80 but not less than 60 and one or more of conditions (a) to (f) in paragraph (i) is satisfied (but in the case of condition (f)(i), once you have completed the qualifying period, any period of employment training or of receipt of a training allowance may not be disregarded); or

(iii) paragraph (i) or (ii) would apply to your partner, but for your partner being treated as capable of work by a determination under section 171E of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992; or

(iv) you have been, or been treated as, incapable of work under Part XIIA of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 for a continuous period of at least 196 days (disregard any break or breaks each of up to 56 days between periods of incapacity); or

(v) one or more of the following (including Northern Ireland equivalents) is payable for you or your partner:

(a)long-term incapacity benefit;

(b)short-term incapacity benefit at the higher rate;

(c)attendance allowance;

(d)severe disablement allowance;

(e)disability living allowance;

(f)increase of disablement pension for constant attendance;

(g)a pension increase under a war pension scheme or industrial injuries scheme for attendance, constant attendance, or which is analogous to disability living allowance; or

(vi) one of (v)(b), (e), (f) or (g) was payable on account of your or your partner’s incapacity but ceased to be payable as a result of you or he/she receiving free medical or other treatment as an in-patient in an NHS hospital or similar institution or under arrangements made by an NHS body or the Secretary of State (please note: a person serving a sentence of imprisonment or of detention in a youth custody institution does not count as an “in-patient”); or

(vii) you or your partner are provided with an invalid carriage or other vehicle or receive an allowance for such a vehicle (including where the carriage, vehicle or allowance is provided under Northern Ireland legislation).”.

Regulation 2(b)

SCHEDULE 2AMENDMENTS TO FORM 2

1.  In note A in the reference to Part 3, for “financial information from landlords” substitute “information from landlords and charities and in respect of ecclesiastical property”.

2.  After note J, insert—

“K.  Payment of grant can be made only against an invoice, demand or receipt for payment for the works which is acceptable to the Council. An invoice given by you or a member of your family is not acceptable.”.

3.  In question 3.11, for “(if no for both, go to 3.13)” substitute “(if no for both, go to 3.12A)”.

4.  After question 3.12, insert—




5.  In question 3.15, insert in the appropriate places—


”.

6.  In question 3.43, insert in the appropriate places—



”.

7.  After question 3.45, insert—


”.

8.  In question 3.47—

(a)against the entry for “Income from tenants” insert “Note 46A”; and

(b)after “Parent’s or partner’s contribution to student grant” insert “(whether or not paid)”.

9.  In questions 3.46, 3.48, 3.50 and 3.51, after “you or your partner” insert “(or you and your partner jointly)”.

10.  In question 3.49, after “savings or other investments” insert “(both individually and jointly owned)”.

11.  In question 3.52, after “give details of” insert “individually and jointly owned”.

12.  For question 3.53 substitute—




13.  After question 3.54, insert—





14.  For note 9, substitute—

“9.  Payment of grant can be made only against an invoice, demand or receipt for payment for the works which is acceptable to the Council. An invoice given by you or a member of your family is not acceptable; for example, where you or a member of your family carry out the works, an invoice (which can be authenticated) from a third party will be needed for the cost of the materials.”.

15.  At the end of note 10, add “Payment of grant can be made only against an invoice, demand or receipt for payment for the works which is acceptable to the Council. An invoice given by you or a member of your family is not acceptable; for example, where you or a member of your family carry out the works, an invoice (which can be authenticated) from a third party will be needed for the cost of the materials.”.

16.  In note 11, after “ “Charity” ” insert “,which is defined as in section 96 of the Charities Act 1993,”.

17.  In note 14—

(a)for—

“the applicant is a tenant of the dwelling and

the applicant is required by the terms of his or her tenancy to carry out the works for which grant is sought and”

substitute—

“the application is a tenant’s application for a disabled facilities grant, and

the applicant is a tenant of the dwelling, and;”

(b)after “intends to live in the dwelling” insert “or, as the case may be, a flat in the building”; and

(c)for “(see Note 14)” substitute “(see Note 15)”.

18.  After note 26, insert—

“26A.  Where two or more periods of incapacity are separated by a break or breaks each of not more than 56 days, those periods are treated as one continuous period of incapacity.

26B.  A person is terminally ill if he suffers from a progressive disease and his death in consequence of that disease can reasonably be expected within 6 months. Where two or more periods of incapacity are separated by a break or breaks each of not more than 56 days, those periods are treated as one continuous period of incapacity.”.

19.  For note 28, substitute—

“28.  Answer “Yes” to this question if you or your partner ceased to receive this pension because of payment of a retirement pension. (After 12th April 1995 invalidity pension was replaced by long-term incapacity benefit.)

28A.  Answer “Yes” to this question if you or your partner ceased to receive long-term incapacity benefit because of payment of a retirement pension. (After 12th April 1995, long-term incapacity benefit replaced invalidity pension for week 53 onwards of a person’s incapacity.).

28B.  Answer “Yes” to the appropriate part of this question if you or your partner ceased to receive short-term incapacity benefit at a rate equal to or greater than the long-term rate because of payment of a retirement pension. (After 12th April 1995, short-term incapacity benefit replaced sickness benefit and invalidity benefits for weeks 1 to 52 of a person’s incapacity.).”

20.  In note 32, for the words after “the last cycle of” to “at the last five weeks” substitute “the child’s working hours (if the child has a recognisable cycle) or (if not)”.

21.  After note 44, insert—

“44A.  Supplementary pensions are paid to servicemen’s widows, for example: (i) where the widow is aged 40 or over, (ii) where she cannot support herself, or (iii) in respect of certain children of her late husband.

44B.  Under this Scheme, pensions and allowances are paid to or in respect of civilians who were injured or killed in the 1939–45 War.

44C.  These payments are made to widows of persons killed before 31st March 1973 on service analogous to service in the armed forces of the Crown.”.

22.  After note 46, insert—

“46A.  Do not include payments made to you by a health authority, local authority or voluntary organisation for children cared for by you in your household.”.

23.  In note 52, after “self-employed, the assets of your business” insert—

“capital administered by the courts of England and Wales or Scotland for a person under 18, deriving from an award of damages for personal injury to that person or from compensation for the death of one or both parents.”

24.  After note 52, insert—

“52A.  Answer “Yes” to this question if—

(i) you are, or your partner is, aged less than 60 and one or more of the following conditions is satisfied:

(a)you receive, or your partner receives, attendance allowance, disability living allowance, disability working allowance, mobility supplement, long-term incapacity benefit, or severe disablement allowance (but in the case of long-term incapacity benefit or severe disablement allowance only where it is paid in respect of the person receiving the benefit or allowance);

(b)you have, or your partner has, ceased to receive long-term incapacity benefit (or, if paragraph (ii) applies, you or your partner ceased to receive invalidity pension before 13th April 1995) because of payment of a retirement pension and, in the case of your partner, he/she is still a member of your family;

(c)you were, or your partner was, in receipt of attendance allowance or disability living allowance but payment of benefit has been suspended under section 113(2) of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992;

(d)you are, or your partner is, provided with an invalid carriage or other vehicle or a grant for such a vehicle, under English and Welsh or Scottish legislation;

(e)you are, or your partner is, a registered blind person or ceased to be so registered not more than 28 weeks ago;

(f)(i)you are incapable of work under Part XIIA of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992; and

you have been incapable of work, or been treated as incapable of work, for at least the last 364 days continuously or, if terminally ill, for at least the last 196 days continuously (include any period of incapacity falling before 13th April 1995 and satisfying condition (f)(ii) below; and disregard any break or breaks each of up to 56 days between periods of incapacity and, once you have completed the qualifying period, any period of employment training or of receipt of a training allowance); or

(ii)immediately before 13th April 1995 you or your partner, in respect of a continuous period of not less than 28 weeks,

provided evidence of incapacity in accordance with regulation 2 of the Social Security (Medical Evidence) Regulations 1976 (or comparable Northern Ireland legislation) as then in force in support of a claim for sickness benefit, invalidity pension or severe disablement allowance within the meaning of sections 31, 33 or 68 of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 (or comparable Northern Ireland legislation) as then in force, provided that an adjudication officer had not determined that you or, as the case may be, your partner was not incapable of work, or

were in receipt of statutory sick pay under Part XI of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 as then in force;

and from 13th April 1995 you have or, as the case may be, your partner has continued to be incapable of work in accordance with Part XIIA of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 continuously (disregard any break or breaks each of up to 56 days between periods of incapability);

(ii) you are, or your partner is, aged less than 80 but not less than 60 and one or more of conditions (a) to (f) in paragraph (i) is satisfied (but in the case of condition (f)(i), once you have completed the qualifying period, any period of employment training or of receipt of a training allowance may not be disregarded); or

(iii) paragraph (i) or (ii) would apply to your partner, but for your partner being treated as capable of work by a determination under section 171E of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992; or

(iv) you have been, or been treated as, incapable of work under Part XIIA of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 for a continuous period of at least 196 days (disregard any break or breaks each of up to 56 days between periods of incapacity); or

(v) one or more of the following (including Northern Ireland equivalents) is payable for you or your partner:

(a)long-term incapacity benefit;

(b)short-term incapacity benefit at the higher rate;

(c)attendance allowance;

(d)severe disablement allowance;

(e)disability living allowance;

(f)increase of disablement pension for constant attendance;

(g)a pension increase under a war pension scheme or industrial injuries scheme for attendance, constant attendance, or which is analogous to disability living allowance; or

(vi) one of (v)(b), (e), (f) or (g) was payable on account of your or your partner’s incapacity but ceased to be payable as a result of you or he/she receiving free medical or other treatment as an in-patient in an NHS hospital or similar institution or under arrangements made by an NHS body or the Secretary of State (please note: a person serving a sentence of imprisonment or of detention in a youth custody institution does not count as an “in-patient”); or

(vii) you or your partner are provided with an invalid carriage or other vehicle or receive an allowance for such a vehicle (including where the carriage, vehicle or allowance is provided under Northern Ireland legislation).”.

Regulation 2(c)

SCHEDULE 3AMENDMENTS TO FORM 3

1.  In note A in the references to Part 3, for “financial information from landlords” substitute “information from landlords and charities and in respect of ecclesiastical property”.

2.  After note M, insert—

“N.  Payment of grant can be made only against an invoice, demand or receipt for payment for the works which is acceptable to the Council. An invoice given by you or a member of your family is not acceptable.”.

3.  In question 3.9, for “(if no for both, go to 3.11)” substitute “(if no for both, go to 3.10A)”.

4.  After question 3.10, insert—


”.

5.  In question 3.13, insert in the appropriate places—


”.

6.  In question 3.41, insert in the appropriate places—





7.  After question 3.43, insert —


”.

8.  In question 3.45—

(a)against the entry for “Income from tenants” insert “Note 46A”; and

(b)after “Parent’s or partner’s contribution to student grant” insert “(whether or not paid)”.

9.  In questions 3.44, 3.46, 3.48 and 3.49, after “you or your partner” insert “(or you and your partner jointly)”.

10.  In question 3.47, after “savings or other investments” insert “(both individually and jointly owned)”.

11.  In question 3.50, after “give details of” insert “individually and jointly owned”.

12.  For question 3.51 substitute—




13.  After question 3.52, insert—



”.

14.  For note 11, substitute—

“11.  Payment of grant can be made only against an invoice, demand or receipt for payment for the works which is acceptable to the Council. An invoice given by you or a member of your family is not acceptable; for example, where you or a member of your family carry out the works, an invoice (which can be authenticated) from a third party will be needed for the cost of the materials.”.

15.  At the end of note 12, add “Payment of grant can be made only against an invoice, demand or receipt for payment for the works which is acceptable to the Council. An invoice given by you or a member of your family is not acceptable; for example, where you or a member of your family carry out the works, an invoice (which can be authenticated) from a third party will be needed for the cost of the materials.”.

16.  After note 26, insert—

“26A.  Where two or more periods of incapacity are separated by a break or breaks each of not more than 56 days, those periods are treated as one continuous period of incapacity.

26B.  A person is terminally ill if he suffers from a progressive disease and his death in consequence of that disease can reasonably be expected within 6 months. When two or more periods of incapacity are separated by a break or breaks each of not more than 56 days, those periods are treated as one continuous period of incapacity.”.

17.  For note 28, substitute—

“28.  Answer “Yes” to this question if you or your partner ceased to receive this pension because of payment of a retirement pension. (After 12th April 1995 invalidity pension was replaced by long-term incapacity benefit.)

28A.  Answer “Yes” to this question if you or your partner ceased to receive long-term incapacity benefit because of payment of a retirement pension. (After 12th April 1995, long-term incapacity benefit replaced invalidity pension for week 53 onwards of a person’s incapacity.).

28B.  Answer “Yes” to the appropriate part of this question if you or your partner ceased to receive short-term incapacity benefit at a rate equal to or greater than the long-term rate because of payment of a retirement pension. (After 12th April 1995, short-term incapacity benefit replaced sickness benefit and invalidity benefit for weeks 1 to 52 of a person’s incapacity.)”.

18.  In note 32, for the words after “the last cycle of” to “at the last five weeks” substitute “the child’s working hours (if the child has a recognisable cycle) or (if not)”.

19.  After note 44, insert—

“44A.  Supplementary pensions are paid to servicemen’s widows, for example: (i) where the widow is aged 40 or over, (ii) where she cannot support herself, or (iii) in respect of certain children of her late husband.

44B.  Under this Scheme, pensions and allowances are paid to or in respect of civilians who were injured or killed in the 1939–45 War.

44C.  These payments are made to widows of persons killed before 31st March 1973 on service analogous to service in the armed forces of the Crown.”.

20.  After note 46, insert—

“46A.  Do not include payments made to you by a health authority, local authority or voluntary organisation for children cared for by you in your household.”.

21.  In note 52, after “self-employed, the assets of your business” insert—

“capital administered by the courts of England and Wales or Scotland for a person under 18, deriving from an award of damages for personal injury to that person or from compensation for the death of one or both parents”.

22.  After note 52, insert—

“52A.  Answer “Yes” to this question if—

(i) you are, or your partner is, aged less than 60 and one or more of the following conditions is satisfied:

(a)you receive, or your partner receives, attendance allowance, disability living allowance, disability working allowance, mobility supplement, long-term incapacity benefit, or severe disablement allowance (but in the case of long-term incapacity benefit or severe disablement allowance only where it is paid in respect of the person receiving the benefit or allowance);

(b)you have, or your partner has, ceased to receive long-term incapacity benefit (or, if paragraph (ii) applies, you or your partner ceased to receive invalidity pension before 13th April 1995) because of payment of a retirement pension and, in the case of your partner, he/she is still a member of your family;

(c)you were, or your partner was, in receipt of attendance allowance or disability living allowance but payment of benefit has been suspended under section 113(2) of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992;

(d)you are, or your partner is, provided with an invalid carriage or other vehicle or a grant for such a vehicle, under English and Welsh or Scottish legislation;

(e)you are, or your partner is, a registered blind person or ceased to be so registered not more than 28 weeks ago;

(f)(i)you are incapable of work under Part XIIA of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992; and

you have been incapable of work, or been treated as incapable of work, for at least the last 364 days continuously or, if terminally ill, for at least the last 196 days continuously (include any period of incapacity falling before 13th April 1995 and satisfying condition (f)(ii) below; and disregard any break or breaks each of up to 56 days between periods of incapacity and, once you have completed the qualifying period, any period of employment training or of receipt of a training allowance); or

(ii)immediately before 13th April 1995 you or your partner, in respect of a continuous period of not less than 28 weeks,

provided evidence of incapacity in accordance with regulation 2 of the Social Security (Medical Evidence) Regulations 1976 (or comparable Northern Ireland legislation) as then in force in support of a claim for sickness benefit, invalidity pension or severe disablement allowance within the meaning of sections 31, 33 or 68 of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 (or comparable Northern Ireland legislation) as then in force, provided that an adjudication officer had not determined that you or, as the case may be, your partner was not incapable of work, or

were in receipt of statutory sick pay under Part XI of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 as then in force;

and from 13th April 1995 you have or, as the case may be, your partner has continued to be incapable of work in accordance with Part XIIA of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 continuously (disregard any break or breaks each of up to 56 days between periods of incapability);

(ii) you are, or your partner is, aged less than 80 but not less than 60 and one or more of conditions (a) to (f) in paragraph (i) is satisfied (but in the case of condition (f)(i), once you have completed the qualifying period, any period of employment training or of receipt of a training allowance may not be disregarded); or

(iii) paragraph (i) or (ii) would apply to your partner, but for your partner being treated as capable of work by a determination under section 171E of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992; or

(iv) you have been, or been treated as, incapable of work under Part XIIA of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 for a continuous period of at least 196 days (disregard any break or breaks each of up to 56 days between periods of incapacity); or

(v) one or more of the following (including Northern Ireland equivalents) is payable for you or your partner:

(a)long-term incapacity benefit;

(b)short-term incapacity benefit at the higher rate;

(c)attendance allowance;

(d)severe disablement allowance;

(e)disability living allowance;

(f)increase of disablement pension for constant attendance;

(g)a pension increase under a war pension scheme or industrial injuries scheme for attendance, constant attendance, or which is analogous to disability living allowance; or

(vi) one of (v)(b), (e), (f) or (g) was payable on account of your or your partner’s incapacity but ceased to be payable as a result of you or he/she receiving free medical or other treatment as an in-patient in an NHS hospital or similar institution or under arrangements made by an NHS body or the Secretary of State (please note: a person serving a sentence of imprisonment or of detention in a youth custody institution does not count as an “in-patient”); or

(vii) you or your partner are provided with an invalid carriage or other vehicle or receive an allowance for such a vehicle (including where the carriage, vehicle or allowance is provided under Northern Ireland legislation).”.

19.  In note 58, after “ “Charity” ” insert “, which is defined as in section 96 of the Charities Act 1993,”.

Regulation 2(d)

SCHEDULE 4AMENDMENTS TO FORM 4

1.  In note A in the reference to Part 3, for “, for some landlords, about financial resources” substitute “asks for information from landlords and charities and in respect of ecclesiastical property”.

2.  After note G, insert—

“H.  Payment of grant can be made only against an invoice, demand or receipt for payment for the works which is acceptable to the Council. An invoice given by you or a member of your family is not acceptable.”.

3.  For note 11, substitute—

“11.  Payment of grant can be made only against an invoice, demand or receipt for payment for the works which is acceptable to the Council. An invoice given by you or a member of your family is not acceptable; for example, where you or a member of your family carry out the works, an invoice (which can be authenticated) from a third party will be needed for the cost of the materials.”.

4.  At the end of note 12, add “Payment of grant can be made only against an invoice, demand or receipt for payment for the works which is acceptable to the Council. An invoice given by you or a member of your family is not acceptable; for example, where you or a member of your family carry out the works, an invoice (which can be authenticated) from a third party will be needed for the cost of the materials.”.

5.  In note 13, after “ “Charity” ” insert “, which is defined as in section 96 of the Charities Act 1993,”.

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations amend the Housing Renovation etc. Grants (Prescribed Forms and Particulars) Regulations 1994 (S.I. 1994/565). Most of the amendments are consequential to amendments made by the Housing Renovation etc. Grants (Reduction of Grant) (Amendment) Regulations 1995 (S.I. 1995/838) to the Housing Renovation etc. Grants (Reduction of Grant) Regulations 1994. There are also minor and drafting amendments.
Schedule 1 to the Regulations amends Form 1 (application for renovation grant); Schedule 2 amends Form 2 (application for disabled facilities grant); Schedule 3 amends Form 3 (application for common parts grant); and Schedule 4 amends Form 4 (application for HMO grant).
Regulation 3(1) stops the Regulations applying to applications made before 17th April 1995 (except as specified in regulation 3(2)).


(1)
See the definition of “prescribed”.

(2)
1989 c. 42.

(3)
S.I. 1994/565.

(4)
S.I. 1994/648, amended by S.I. 1995/838.
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