The Income Support (General) Amendment (No. 3) Regulations 1996

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Published: 1996-10-14

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Statutory Instruments
1996 No. 2614

The Income Support (General) Amendment (No. 3) Regulations 1996

14th October 1996

Laid before Parliament
18th October 1996

Coming into force
8th November 1996

The Secretary of State for Social Security, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by sections 135(1), 137(1) and 175(1) and (3) of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992(1), and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, after agreement by the Social Security Advisory Committee that proposals in respect of these Regulations should not be referred to it(2), hereby makes the following Regulations:

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Income Support (General) Amendment (No. 3) Regulations 1996 and shall come into force on 8th November 1996.

Amendment of regulation 21 of the Income Support (General) Regulations 1987

2.  In paragraph (3A) of regulation 21 of the Income Support (General) Regulations 1987(3) (applicable amounts for persons in residential accommodation), the words from “and the local authority” to the end of the paragraph shall be omitted.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Social Security.

Roger Evans
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State,
Department of Social Security
14th October 1996

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations amend the Income Support (General) Regulations 1987 (S.I. 1987/1967). In particular, regulation 2 amends those Regulations so as to provide that a person who is in residential accommodation provided by a local authority and who is still in such accommodation when that accommodation becomes a residential care home for the purpose of those Regulations, will be treated as being in residential accommodation, notwithstanding that the local authority may no longer be under a duty to provide or make arrangements for providing accommodation for that person.
These Regulations do not impose a charge on business.

1992 c. 4; section 137(1) is an interpretation provision and is cited because of the meaning ascribed to the word "prescribed".

See section 173(1)(b) of the Social Security Administration Act 1992 (c. 5).

S.I. 1987/1967; regulation 21(3A) is inserted by S.I. 1991/1656.