The Healthy Start Scheme and Day Care Food Scheme (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2019

Document Number:2019 No. 117
 
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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

Food

Made

10th June 2019

Coming into operation

11th June 2019

The Department of Health(1) makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by Article 13(1) to (4) , (6) and (8) of the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1988(2) and section 171(2) to (5) of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992(3).

Citation, commencement and interpretation

  1. —(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Healthy Start Scheme and Day Care Food Scheme (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2019 and come into operation on 11 th June 2019.

    (2) In these regulations “the principal Regulations” means the Healthy Start Scheme and Day Care Food Scheme Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006(4).

    (3) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(5) shall apply to these Regulations as it applies to an Act of the Assembly.

    Amendment of regulation 3 of the principal Regulations

  2. —(1) Regulation 3 of the principal Regulations (Healthy Start Scheme interpretation) is amended as follows.

    (2) In paragraph (1)—

    (a) before the definition of “beneficiary” insert—

    ““additional amount for a child or qualifying young person” means the additional amount of state pension credit applicable for claimants responsible for a child or a qualifying young person pursuant to regulation 6(6)(d) of, and Schedule 2 A to, the State Pension Credit Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003(6);”;

    (b) after the definition of “relevant income” insert—

    ““state pension credit” means state pension credit under the State Pension Credit Act (Northern Ireland) 2002(7);”.

    Amendment of regulation 4 of the principal Regulations

  3. —(1) Regulation 4 of the principal Regulations (entitlement to benefit)(8) is amended as follows.

    (2) In paragraph (3)—

    (a) after sub-paragraph (aa) insert—

    “(ab) a pregnant woman who is not under the age of 18 , has been pregnant for more than 10 weeks and who—

    (i) is entitled to state pension credit;

    (ii) is a member of a couple where the other member of that couple is entitled to state pension credit; or

    (iii) is the responsibility (within the meaning of paragraphs 3 to 7 of Schedule 2 A to the State Pension Credit Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003(9)) of a person who is entitled to state pension credit which includes the additional amount for a child or qualifying young person;”;

    (b) in sub-paragraph (c)(i)—

    (i) before “before the” insert “immediately”;

    (ii) after “receipt of” insert “, or is a member of the family of a person who was entitled to and in receipt of,”;

    (c) after sub-paragraph (da) insert—

    “(db) a mother who is not under the age of 16 who has parental responsibility for a child under the age of 1 year and who—

    (i) is entitled to state pension credit which includes the additional amount for a child or qualifying young person;

    (ii) is a member of a couple where the other member of that couple is entitled to state pension credit which includes the additional amount for a child or qualifying young person; or

    (iii) is the responsibility (within the meaning of paragraphs 3 to 7 of Schedule 2 A to the State Pension Credit Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003) of a person who is entitled to state pension credit which includes the additional amount for...

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