Income Support (Special Payments) (Jersey) Regulations 2007

Revised Edition

26.550.70

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Income Support (Special Payments) (Jersey) Regulations 2007

THE STATES, in pursuance of Articles 8 and 18 of the Income Support (Jersey) Law 2007[1], have made the following Regulations –

Commencement [see endnotes]

1        Interpretation

In these Regulations –

Income Support Regulations” means the Income Support (Jersey) Regulations 2007[2];

Law” means the Income Support (Jersey) Law 2007[3];

medical services” includes dental, chiropody, and optical services.

part 1

special payments for goods and services

2        Circumstances in which a special payment may be made

(1)     A special payment may be made to defray the expenses described in Regulation 3 in the circumstances where the claimant is an adult whose household –

(a)     is in receipt of income support;

(b)     meets the conditions in Article 2(1)(c) and (d) of the Law and will meet the condition in Article 2(1)(b) of the Law within 26 weeks; or

(c)     meets the conditions in Article 2(1)(b) and (c) of the Law and has a calculated income that exceeds the total of the rates for each component of income support to which the household is entitled by no more than 10%.[4]

(2)     A special payment may be made to defray the expenses described in Regulation 3 in the circumstances where the claimant is an adult who –

(a)     meets the requirements for a special payment to defray the expenses of long-term care being provided to that person under Regulation 2 of the Income Support (Special Payments) (Long-Term Care) (Jersey) Regulations 2014[5];

(b)     receives a grant under Article 11 of the Long-Term Care (Benefits) (Jersey) Order 2014[6] to meet the costs referred to in Article 9(c) of that Order; or

(c)     receives a loan under Article 12 of the Long-Term Care (Benefits) (Jersey) Order 2014 to meet the costs referred to in Article 9(c) of that Order.[7]

3        Expenses that may be met by special payment

(1)     A special payment may be made to defray the following expenses payable by the claimant if the claimant or a member of the claimant’s household is in urgent need of the goods or services being provided –

(a)     the cost of buying items of furniture and household equipment;

(b)     the amount of a deposit required in order to secure a dwelling to be leased or licensed to the claimant’s household where there are circumstances that reasonably require the household to remove and the dwelling to which the household is to remove is appropriate to the needs of the household;

(c)     the expenses of the removal of the claimant’s household where there are circumstances that reasonably require the household to remove and the dwelling to which the household is to remove is appropriate to the needs of the household;

(d)     expenses essential to the claimant or a member of the claimant’s household taking up remunerative work;

(e)     the cost of medical services and items supplied as a consequence of medical services.

(2)     A special payment may be made to defray the expenses payable by the claimant that are necessary to prevent a serious risk to the health, safety or welfare of the claimant or a member of the claimant’s household.

(3)     A special payment may be made to defray the expenses payable by the claimant –

(a)     for the funeral in Jersey of a member of his or her household or any parent, child or sibling;

(b)     to bring a body into or move a body out of Jersey.

(4)     A special payment may be made to defray the expenses payable by the claimant to remove the claimant and any member of the claimant’s household from Jersey.

(5)     However, no expenses are payable under this Regulation unless the claimant has no other reasonable means of meeting the cost.

(6)     In this Regulation a dwelling is appropriate to the needs of the household if it is no larger than is reasonably necessary for that household.

4        Amount of special payment

(1)     The amount of a special payment payable under Regulation 3 shall be the full cost of defraying the expense concerned or such amount as represents a reasonable price for the goods or services being provided, whichever is the lower.

(2)     However, in the case of a special payment to cover the cost of items of furniture and household equipment (other than mattresses, carpets and electrical items) that are available to purchase second hand, the special payment shall only cover the actual or a reasonable price for obtaining the items second hand, whichever is the lower.

(3)     The full cost of defraying the expense under paragraph (1) shall be taken to include any reasonable costs of delivery and installation.

part 2

other special payments

5        [8]

6        Special payments in respect of clinical costs

(1)     A special payment may be made to defray the cost of any medical services payable by a member of an eligible household that is entitled to, but has not claimed, a clinical cost element under paragraph 8 of Part 2B of Schedule 1 to the Income Support Regulations.

(2)     The amount of a special payment under this Regulation is the additional amount (if any) of income support that the household would have received had a clinical cost element been claimed.

part 3

miscellaneous

7        Maximum limit of special payment to person temporarily in Jersey

The maximum amount of any special payment made under Article 8(3) of the Law is £500.

8        Citation

These Regulations may be cited as the Income Support (Special Payments) (Jersey) Regulations 2007.


Endnotes

Table of Legislation History

Legislation

Year and No

Commencement

Income Support (Special Payments) (Jersey) Regulations 2007

R&O.126/2007

28 January 2008

Income Support (Special Payments) (Amendment) (Jersey) Regulations 2011

R&O.98/2011

1 August 2011

Income Support (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Jersey) Regulations 2013

R&O.133/2013

15 October 2013

Income Support (Special Payments) (Amendment No. 2) (Jersey) Regulations 2016

R&O.77/2016

19 July 2016

Statistics and Census (Jersey) Law 2018

L.8/2018

23 February 2018

 

The amendment was without effect.

Table of Renumbered Provisions

Original

Current

None

 

Table of Endnote References



[1]                                    26.550

[2]                                    26.550.30

[3]                                    26.550

[4] Regulation 2(1)      amended by R&O.77/2016

[5]                                    chapter 26.550.72

[6]                                    chapter 26.600.10

[7] Regulation 2(2)      added by R&O.77/2016

[8] Regulation 5            deleted by R&O.133/2013


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