|Made||27th February 2004|
|Coming into operation||21st March 2004|
(b) in a case where income support is paid to the claimant in advance, in accordance with paragraph 1(b) of Schedule 2A to the Decisions and Appeals Regulations, from the first day of the first benefit week commencing after 28th March 2004,
and for this purpose, the expressions "claimant" and "benefit week" have the same meanings as in regulation 2(1) of the Income Support Regulations (interpretation).
(3) In these Regulations -
(4) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954 shall apply to these Regulations as it applies to an Act of the Assembly.
Amendment of Schedule 3 to the Income Support Regulations
2. In Schedule 3 to the Income Support Regulations (housing costs), in paragraph 12(1)(a) (standard rate of interest on qualifying loans) for "5.07 per cent." there shall be substituted "5.33 per cent.".
Revocation and saving
3. The Income Support (General) (Standard Interest Rate Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003 are hereby revoked save that those Regulations shall continue to have effect until the day before the first day of the benefit week having effect in relation to any particular claimant for the purpose of regulation 1(2) of these Regulations.
Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department for Social Development on
27th February 2004.
Senior Officer of the Department for Social Development