The Social Security (Income-Related Benefits) Amendment Regulations 2017

Cited as:SI 2017/174
Jurisdiction:England & Wales

2017No. 174

SOCIAL SECURITY

The Social Security (Income-Related Benefits) Amendment Regulations 2017

Made20thFebruary2017

Laid before Parliament23rdFebruary2017

Coming into force20thMarch2017

The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 136 (5)(b), 137(1) and 175(1) and (3) of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992( 1), sections 12(4)(b), 35(1) and 36(2) of the Jobseekers Act 1995( 2), sections 15(1)(j) and (6)(b), 17(1) and 19(1) of the State Pension Credit Act 2002( 3) and sections 17(3)(b), 24(1) and 25(2) and (3) of the Welfare Reform Act 2007( 4) makes the following Regulations.

The Social Security Advisory Committee has agreed that proposals in respect of these Regulations should not be referred to it( 5).

In accordance with section 176(1) of the Social Security Administration Act 1992, the Secretary of State has consulted with organisations appearing to him to be representative of the authorities concerned.

Citation and commencement

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Social Security (Income-Related Benefits) Amendment Regulations 2017 and come into force on 20th March 2017.

Amendment of the Income Support (General) Regulations 1987

2. For paragraph 16(f) of Schedule 9 (sums to be disregarded in the calculation of income other than earnings) to the Income Support (General) Regulations 1987( 6), substitute—

‘(f) a pension paid by a government to victims of National Socialist persecution;’.

Amendment of the Jobseeker's Allowance Regulations 1996

3. For paragraph 17(g) of Schedule 7 (sums to be disregarded in the calculation of income other than earnings) to the Jobseeker's Allowance Regulations 1996( 7), substitute—

‘(g) a pension paid by a government to victims of National Socialist persecution;’.

The State Pension Credit Regulations 2002

4.—(1) The State Pension Credit Regulations 2002( 8) are amended as follows.

(2) For regulation 15(5)(b) (income for the purposes of the Act), substitute—

‘(b) a pension paid by a government to victims of National Socialist persecution;’.

(3) For paragraph 1(f) of Schedule 4 (amounts to be disregarded in the calculation of income other than earnings), substitute—

‘(f) a pension paid by a government to victims of National Socialist persecution.’.

The Housing Benefit Regulations 2006

5. For paragraph 15(g) of Schedule 5 (sums to be disregarded in the calculation of income other than earnings) to the Housing Benefit Regulations 2006( 9), substitute—

‘(g) a pension paid by a government to victims of National Socialist persecution.’.

The Housing Benefit (Persons who have attained the qualifying age for state pension credit) Regulations 2006

6.—(1) The Housing Benefit (Persons who have attained the qualifying age for state pension credit) Regulations 2006( 10) are amended as follows.

(2) For regulation 29(1)(m) (meaning of ‘income’), substitute—

‘(m)a pension paid by a government to victims of National Socialist persecution;’.

(3) For paragraph 1(g) of Schedule 5...

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