Jersey Law 38/2002





A LAW     to amend further the Social Security (Jersey) Law 1974; sanctioned by Order of Her Majesty in Council of the


22nd day of OCTOBER 2002



(Registered on the 8th day of November 2002)






The 18th day of June 2002



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




                In this Law, “principal Law” means the Social Security (Jersey) Law 1974,[1] as amended.[2]




                In Article 1(1) of the principal Law,[3] before the definition “the appointed day” there shall be inserted the following definition -


          “ ‘adoption order’ has the same meaning as in the Adoption (Jersey) Law 1961[4];”.




                In Article 12 of the principal Law,[5] after paragraph (b) there shall be inserted the following paragraph -


          “(ba)   adoptive parent grant;”.




                In Article 13(1)(a) of the principal Law,[6] after the words “maternity grant,” there shall be inserted the words “adoptive parent grant”.




                After Article 23 of the principal Law[7] there shall be inserted the following Article -




Adoptive parent grant


          (1)     Subject to the provisions of this Law, a person shall be entitled to an adoptive parent grant if -


          (a)     an adoption order is made authorizing the person to adopt a child; and


          (b)     the person and person’s spouse (if any) satisfies the relevant contribution conditions.


          (2)     Where the order described in paragraph (1)(a) authorizes two spouses to adopt a child, the spouses shall nominate which of them is to be the person entitled under that paragraph.”.




                In Part II of the First Schedule to the principal Law[8] -


                (a)     after paragraph 1 there shall be inserted the following paragraph -



Adoptive parent grant

A lump sum equal to three times the standard rate of benefit.”;


                (b)     for paragraph 2 there shall be substituted the following paragraph -



Death grant..................

A lump sum equal to four times the standard rate of benefit.”.




                In the Second Schedule to the principal Law, after paragraph 5[9] there shall be inserted the following paragraph -


Adoptive parent grant.


          5A.-(1)  The contribution conditions for adoptive parent grant are that the relevant person has paid contributions prior to the end of the relevant quarter and the annual contribution factor derived from those contributions is not less than 0.25.


          (2)     In this paragraph -


          (a)     the expression “relevant person” means the person by whom the conditions are to be satisfied;


          (b)     the expression “relevant quarter” means the previous quarter but one before the quarter in which the adoption order is made.”.




                This Law may be cited as Social Security (Amendment No. 15) (Jersey) Law 2002 and shall come into force on such day or days as the States by Act appoint and different days may be appointed for different provisions of this Law and for different purposes.


                                                                                            C.M. NEWCOMBE


Greffier of the States.

[1] Volume 1973-1974, page 319.

[2] Volume 1982-1983, pages 51, 53 and 239, Volume 1986-1987, pages 149 and 151, Volume 1990-1991, pages 467 and 1117, Volume 1992-1993, pages 433 and 437, Volume 1994-1995, page 423, Volume 1996-1997, pages 7 and 1063, Volume 1998, page 722, Volume 1999, pages 419 and 515, Volume 2000, page 873 and R & Os 7640, 7666, 8602 and 9112.

[3] Volume 1973-1974, page 319, Volume 1990-1991, page 467 and Volume 2000, page 873.

[4] Volume 1961-1962, page 363, Volume 1963-1965, page 103, Volume 1968-1969, page 426, Volume 1994-1995, page 118, Volume 1999, pages 433 and 514, Volume 2000, page 71 and R & O 8859.

[5] Volume 1973-1974, page 327 and Volume 2000, page 875.

[6] Volume 1973-1974, page 328 and Volume 2000, page 876.

[7] Volume 1973-1974, page 335 and Volume 1992-1993, page 433.

[8] Volume 1973-1974, page 361.

[9] Volume 1973-1974, page 363 and Volume 1982-1983, page 53.

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