Jersey Law 38/2002
SOCIAL SECURITY (AMENDMENT No. 15) (JERSEY) LAW 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)
STATES OF JERSEY
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, as amended.
In Article 1(1)
of the principal Law, 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;”.
Article 12 of the principal Law, after paragraph (b) there shall be inserted the following
In Article 13(1)(a) of the principal Law, after the words “maternity grant,” there shall be inserted the
words “adoptive parent grant”.
23 of the principal Law there shall be inserted the following Article -
(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 -
paragraph 1 there shall be inserted the following paragraph -
A lump sum equal
to three times the standard rate of benefit.”;
paragraph 2 there shall be substituted the following paragraph -
A lump sum equal
to four times the standard rate of benefit.”.
In the Second
Schedule to the principal Law, after paragraph 5 there shall be inserted the following paragraph -
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
Greffier of the States.