Income Support (Amendment No. 15) (Jersey) Regulations 2017

Made                                                                             7th June 2017

Coming into force                                                            1st July 2017

THE STATES, in pursuance of Articles 5 and 18 of the Income Support (Jersey) Law 2007[1], have made the following Regulations –

1        Interpretation

In these Regulations “principal Regulations” means the Income Support (Jersey) Regulations 2007[2].

2        Schedule 1 amended

In Part 2 of Schedule 1 to the principal Regulations, in paragraph 6 –

(a)     in sub-paragraph (1) –

(i)      in clause (b) the word “or” shall be deleted,

(ii)      at the end of clause (c) for the full-stop there shall be substituted the word “; or”,

(iii)     after clause (c) there shall be inserted the following clause –

“(d)    an adult aged 18 or over who is assessed by an approved registered person as having personal care needs that are permanent and requiring an approved care package, and –

(i)      is not receiving any personal care element under clause (a), (b) or (c), and

(ii)      does not meet the condition under Article 3(2)(a) of the Long-Term Care (Jersey) Law 2012[3] and is not receiving any benefit under that Law.”;

(b)     in sub-paragraph (2), for the words “The rate of personal care element” there shall be substituted the words “Except in the case of an adult referred to in sub-paragraph (1)(d), the rate of personal care element”;

(c)     after sub-paragraph (3) there shall be substituted the following sub-paragraphs –

“(4)    The rate of personal care element in respect of a member of a household referred to in sub-paragraph (1)(d) shall be whichever amount is the lower of –

(a)     the net weekly cost of an approved care package for that member having taken account and deducted the amount of any funding or subsidy provided by the Minister for Health and Social Services with respect to the cost of the approved care package; and

(b)     the weekly rate set at the lowest level of standard care provided under Article 8 of the Long-Term Care (Benefits) (Jersey) Order 2014[4].

(5)     In this paragraph –

‘approved care package’ means a care package, approved by an approved registered person, for providing personal care for a person assessed by the approved registered person as having personal care needs that are permanent, such personal care being provided in the person’s home or other premises not being an approved care home;

approved registered person’ has the meaning given by Article 1(1) of the Income Support (General Provisions) (Jersey) Order 2008[5];

permanent’ means continuing or likely to continue for the rest of a person’s life;

personal care’ means assistance with every day activities (such as bathing, dressing, grooming and eating) given to a person with a physical, sensory, mental or cognitive impairment which makes that person unable to care for himself or herself.”.

3        Schedule 2 amended

In Schedule 2 to the principal Regulations –

(a)     in the table in Part 1, for the statement numbered 9 and entries in respect of that statement there shall be substituted the following statement and entries –

 

“9 Vision, including visual acuity and visual fields, in normal daylight or bright electric light

 

 

 

a) has no light perception

15

3 years

None

b) cannot see well enough to read 16 point print at a distance of at least 20 cm

15

3 years

None

c) has 50% or greater reduction of visual fields

15

3 years

None

d) cannot see well enough to recognise a friend at a distance of at least 5 metres

9

1 year

None

e) has 25% or more but less than 50% reduction of visual fields

6

1 year

None

f) cannot see well enough to recognise a friend at a distance of at least 15 metres

6

1 year

None

g) none of the above

0

1 year

None”.

(b)     in Part 2, for paragraph 2 there shall be substituted the following paragraph –

(a)     Has no light perception.

(b)     Cannot see well enough to read 16 point print at a distance of at least 20 cm.

(c)     Has 50% or greater reduction of visual fields.

(d)     Cannot see well enough to recognise a friend at a distance of at least 5 metres.

Note: Statement is not relevant in the case of child under the age of 3 years.”.

4        Citation and commencement

These Regulations may be cited as the Income Support (Amendment No. 15) (Jersey) Regulations 2017 and shall come into force on 1st July 2017.

dr. m. egan

Greffier of the States

 


 



[1]                                    chapter 26.550

[2]                                    chapter 26.550.30

[3]                                    chapter 26.600

[4]                                    chapter 26.600.10

[5]                                    chapter 26.550.20


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