2Amendment of the Home Energy Efficiency Scheme (England) Regulations 2000
(1) The Home Energy Efficiency Scheme (England) Regulations 2000 are amended as follows.
(2) In paragraph (1) of regulation 4 (persons who may apply for a grant)—
(a) omit the word “or” after sub-paragraph (d); and
(b) for sub-paragraph (e) substitute the following sub-paragraphs—
“(e) is in receipt of—
(i) child tax credit; or
(ii) working tax credit which includes a disability element,
(as provided for in the Tax Credits Act 2002) and has a relevant income of less than £14,200; and for these purposes “relevant income” has the same meaning as in Part 1 of the Tax Credits Act 2002; or
(f) is, or is living with a spouse who is, in receipt of state pension credit (as provided for in the State Pension Credit Act 2002) and has attained, or is living with a spouse who has attained, the age of 60.”.
(3) In paragraph (2) omit the words “working families tax credit”.
(4) In paragraph (3)(b) omit the words “and disabled persons tax credit (as provided for in Part VII of the 1992 Act)”.
(5) In paragraph (3) of regulation 6 (grant maximums) after “regulation 4(1)(c)” add “or (f)”.
Specified date: 6 October 2003: see reg 1(1).
(This note is not part of the Regulations)
The Home Energy Efficiency Scheme (England) Regulations 2000 (SI 2000/1280, as amended) (“the 2000 Regulations”) enable the Secretary of State to make or arrange for the making of grant for the improvement of energy efficiency in dwellings occupied by persons on low incomes with children, elderly persons on low incomes and persons in receipt of benefit relating to ill health or disability. These Regulations amend the 2000 Regulations as follows.
Regulation 2 amends regulation 4 of the 2000 Regulations (persons who may apply for a grant) to alter the list of persons eligible to apply for a grant. Its effect is to remove from that list—
—a person who is in receipt of working tax credit which does not include a disability element; and
—a person who is, or who is living with a spouse who is, in receipt of disabled persons tax credit or working families tax credit.
Regulation 2 also adds to the list of persons eligible to apply for a grant a person who is, or who is living with a spouse who is, in receipt of state pension credit and has attained, or is living with a spouse who has attained, the age of 60; and amends regulation 6 of the 2000 Regulations (grant maximums) to provide that the maximum grant that may be paid in respect of a works application by such a person is £2,500.
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