The Early Years Assistance (Best Start Grants) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2019

Document Number:2019 No. 157
 
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Scottish Statutory Instruments

Social Security

Made

25 th April 2019

Coming into force in accordance with regulation 2

The Scottish Ministers make the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by section 32(2) of the Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018(1) and all other powers enabling them to do so.

In accordance with section 96(2) of that Act, a draft of this instrument has been laid before and approved by resolution of the Scottish Parliament.

In accordance with section 98 of that Act, no consultation with the Scottish Commission on Social Security was required.

PART 1 Introduction

Citation

  1. These Regulations may be cited as the Early Years Assistance (Best Start Grants) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2019.

    Commencement

  2. —(1) Chapter 2 of Part 2 of these Regulations comes into force on 3 June 2019.

    (2) The other provisions of these Regulations come into force on the first Monday after the day on which they are made.

    Meaning of “the principal Regulations”

  3. In these Regulations, “the principal Regulations” means the Early Years Assistance (Best Start Grants) (Scotland) Regulations 2018(2).

    PART 2 Amendments to the principal Regulations

    CHAPTER 1 Amendments creating the early learning grant

    Amendment of regulation 3 of the principal Regulations

  4. After regulation 3(3) of the principal Regulations insert—

    “(4) Schedule 3 makes provision about the early years assistance that is to be given in connection with a child aged between 2 and 3½ years (referred to in these Regulations as “early learning grant”).”.

    Amendment of regulation 5 of the principal Regulations

  5. —(1) Regulation 5(5) of the principal Regulations is amended as follows.

    (2) In the definition of “application window”, after sub-paragraph (a) insert—

    “(b) in relation to an application for an early learning grant, the period described in paragraph 1(b) of schedule 3 ,”.

    (3) In the definition of “the relevant eligibility condition”, after paragraph (a) insert—

    “(b) in relation to an application for an early learning grant, the eligibility condition in paragraph 1(f) of schedule 3 ,”.

    Insertion of schedule 3 of the principal Regulations

  6. Insert the text in schedule 1 of these Regulations as schedule 3 of the principal Regulations.

    CHAPTER 2 Amendments creating the school-age grant

    Amendment of regulation 3 of the principal Regulations

  7. After regulation 3(4) of the principal Regulations insert—

    “(5) Schedule 4 makes provision about the early years assistance that is to be given in connection with a child reaching the age at which children in Scotland usually start primary school (referred to in these Regulations as “school-age grant”).”.

    Amendment of regulation 5 of the principal Regulations

  8. —(1) Regulation 5(5) of the principal Regulations is amended as follows.

    (2) In the definition of “application window”, after paragraph (b) insert—

    “(c) in relation to an application for a school-age grant, the period described in paragraph 2 of schedule 4 ,”.

    (3) In the definition of “the relevant eligibility condition”, after paragraph (b) insert—

    “(c) in relation to an application for a school-age grant, the eligibility condition in paragraph 1(f) of schedule 4 ,”.

    Insertion of schedule 4 of the principal Regulations

  9. Insert the text in schedule 2 of these Regulations as schedule 4 of the principal Regulations.

    SHIRLEY-ANNE SOMERVILLE

    A member of the Scottish Government

    St Andrew’s House,

    Edinburgh

    25 th April 2019

    Regulation 6

    SCHEDULE 1 Text to be inserted as schedule 3 of the principal Regulations

    Regulation 3(4)

    “SCHEDULE 3 Early learning grant

    PART 1 Eligibility

    Eligibility

  10. An individual is eligible for an early learning grant in respect of a child if—

    (a) the individual’s application for the grant is made on or after the day that the Early Years Assistance (Best Start Grants) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 2019 are made (see regulation 4 in relation to when an application is to be treated as made) ,

    (b) the individual’s application for the grant is made in the period that—

    (i) begins on the child’s 2 nd birthday, and

    (ii) ends at the end of the day that falls 6...

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