1 Citation, commencement, application and interpretation

(1)    These Regulations may be cited as the National Health Service (Travel Expenses and Remission of Charges) (Amendment No 2) Regulations 2007 and shall come into force on 1st October 2007.

(2)    These Regulations apply in relation to England.

(3)    In these Regulations—

(a)    “the Income Support Regulations” means the Income Support (General) Regulations 1987; and

(b)    “the Travel Expenses and Remission of Charges Regulations” means the National Health Service (Travel Expenses and Remission of Charges) Regulations 2003.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 October 2007: see para (1) above.

Extent

These Regulations apply to England only: see para (2) above.

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2 Modifications of the Income Support Regulations in Schedule 1 to the Travel Expenses and Remission of Charges Regulations

2Modifications of the Income Support Regulations in Schedule 1 to the Travel Expenses and Remission of Charges Regulations

(1)    Schedule 1 to the Travel Expenses and Remission of Charges Regulations (Modifications of the Income Support (General) Regulations 1987) is amended as follows.

(2)    In Table A, in the modifications to Schedule 9 to the Income Support Regulations (sums to be disregarded in the calculation of income other than earnings) for the first entry substitute—

“In paragraph 15(1) for “sub-paragraph (3)” substitute “sub-paragraphs (1A), (1B) and (3)”.

Insert after paragraph 15(1)—

“(1A)    In respect of a voluntary payment made to a student, sub-paragraph (1) shall only apply to £20 of that payment.

(1B)    The total amount disregarded in respect of voluntary payments to a student under sub-paragraph (1) shall not exceed £20 per week.

(1C)    In sub-paragraphs (1A) and (1B) “student” has the meaning given in regulation 61(1).”.”.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 October 2007: see reg 1(1).

Extent

These Regulations apply to England only: see reg 1(2).

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Signature

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Health

Ben Bradshaw

Minister of State

Department of Health

4th September 2007

EXPLANATORY NOTE

EXPLANATORY NOTE (This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the National Health Service (Travel Expenses and Remission of Charges) Regulations 2003 (SI 2003/2382) (“the 2003 Regulations”).

In calculating a person's resources and requirements under the 2003 Regulations in order to establish whether a person can claim entitlement to the remission of NHS charges and the payment of NHS travel expenses, a modified version of the Income Support (General) Regulations 1987 (SI 1987/1967) applies.

These Regulations modify Schedule 1 of the 2003 Regulations to provide that in respect of a voluntary payment made to a student only £20 of that payment is to be disregarded in calculating that student's income. The maximum amount of voluntary payments to a student that can be disregarded is £20 per week. The 2003 Regulations already modify the meaning of “voluntary payment” to exclude certain payments made to students (see the entry for regulation 65 in Table A in Schedule 1 to the 2003 Regulations).