|Made||12th February 2004|
|Coming into operation||12th April 2004|
(3) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954 shall apply to these Regulations as it applies to an Act of the Assembly.
Amendment of the Housing Benefit Regulations
2. - (1) The Housing Benefit Regulations shall be amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) and (3).
(2) In paragraph 16(2) of Schedule 3 (sums to be di20egarded in the calculation of earnings) -
(b) after head (b), there shall be inserted the following head -
(3) In paragraph 61 of Schedule 4 to those Regulations (sums to be di20egarded in the calculation of income other than earnings) -
Amendment of the State Pension Credit Regulations
3. - (1) The State Pension Credit Regulations shall be amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) to (4).
(2) In regulation 8 (income and capital), in paragraph (4) of the substituted regulation 23 (calculation of claimant's income and capital in savings credit only cases) -
(b) after sub-paragraph (c) there shall be inserted -
(3) In Schedule 2 (disregards), in the First Schedule (which is to have effect as Schedule 3A to the Housing Benefit Regulations) -
(b) in paragraph 9(2)(b) -
(4) In Schedule 2, in the Second Schedule (which is to have effect as Schedule 4A to the Housing Benefit Regulations), in paragraph 22, for the words from "entitled" to "2002" there shall be substituted "a person who satisfies the conditions of sub-paragraph (2) of that paragraph".
Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department for Social Development on
12th February 2004.
Senior Officer of the Department for Social Development
The Department of Finance and Personnel hereby consents to these Regulations.
Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Finance and Personnel on
13th February 2004.
Senior Officer of the Department of Finance and Personnel
 See section 171(6A) of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 as inserted by Article 3(3) of the Social Security (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 1993 (S.I. 1993/1579 (N.I. 8)); see also Article 6(b) of S.R. 1999 No. 481back
 Paragraph 61 was substituted by regulation 4 of S.R. 1996 No. 93 and amended by regulation 6 of S.R 1999 No. 298, regulation 3 and paragraph 11(b) of Schedule 2 to S.R. 2003 No. 1, regulation 2(b) of S.R. 2003 No. 196 and regulation 3(3) of S.R. 2003 No. 338back