Income Support (Amendment No. 2) (Jersey) Law 201-

A LAW to further amend the Income Support (Jersey) Law 2007.

Adopted by the States                                                14th March 2017

Sanctioned by Order of Her Majesty in Council  [date to be inserted]

Registered by the Royal Court                              [date to be inserted]

THE STATES, subject to the sanction of Her Most Excellent Majesty in Council, have adopted the following Law –

1        Interpretation

In this Law “principal Law” means the Income Support (Jersey) Law 2007[1].

2        Article 1 amended

In Article 1(1) of the principal Law –

(a)     after the definition “calculated income” there shall be inserted the following definition –

“ ‘care package’ means an arrangement for providing care for a person;”;

(b)     after the definition “income support” there shall be inserted the following definition –

“ ‘Medical Appeal Tribunal’ means the Medical Appeal Tribunal constituted under Article 9(2)(a);”.

3        Article 5 amended

In Article 5 of the principal Law –

(a)     after paragraph (3) there shall be inserted the following paragraphs –

“(3A) Subject to paragraph (3B), the Minister may require –

(a)     an assessment to be made for the purpose of ascertaining the nature and degree of a person’s physical, sensory or mental impairment;

(b)     approval of a care package in respect of a person’s physical, sensory or mental impairment; or

(c)     both an assessment to be made in accordance with sub-paragraph (a) and an approval to be given in accordance with sub-paragraph (b),

in support of a claim under Article 4 to entitlement of the person’s household to the special component referred to in paragraph (3)(b).

(3B)   The Minister –

(a)     shall, by Order, make provision –

(i)      specifying the descriptions of persons who may make assessments or give approvals required pursuant to paragraph (3A),

(ii)      for the approval of persons referred to in clause (i),

(iii)     for appeals against decisions regarding approval of persons referred to in clause (i) to be made to the Royal Court,

(iv)     specifying procedures for making assessments or giving approvals required pursuant to sub-paragraph (3A),

(v)     for reassessments of assessments or decisions regarding approvals required pursuant to sub-paragraph (3A),

(vi)     for reviews, on medical grounds, of reassessments referred to in clause (v) to be made by the Medical Appeal Tribunal, and

(vii)    for appeals against decisions of the Medical Appeal Tribunal on questions of law to be made to the Royal Court; and

(b)     may, by Order, make such other provision as he or she thinks fit in relation to assessments or approvals required pursuant to paragraph (3A).”;

(b)     in paragraph (7), for the words “paragraph (2) or paragraph (3)” there shall be inserted the following words “paragraph (2), (3) or (3A)”.

4        Citation and commencement

This Law may be cited as the Income Support (Amendment No. 2) (Jersey) Law 201- and shall come into force 7 days after it is registered.

 

 

 


 



[1]                                    chapter 26.550


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