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12 APR 2010

The Child Benefit (General) (Amendment) Regulations 2007 (SI 2007/2150)

These Regulations come into force on 16 August 2007 and amend the Child Benefit (General) Regulations 2006 (SI 2006/223).

Regulation 3 updates the definition of 'approved training'.

Regulation 4 extends the definition of qualifying young person, thereby expanding the group of persons in respect of whom child benefit can be paid. The definition is extended to include three further groups of persons. The first is those who have undertaken relevant education and have been accepted to undertake further such education. The second is those who have undertaken relevant education or training and have been accepted or are enrolled to undertake further such training. The third is those who commenced relevant education or training after they became 19 provided they had been accepted to undertake or were enrolled for that education or training before they became that age.

Regulations 5 and 6 amend respectively regulations 14 and 15 to allow a person to give notice by telephone in relation to priority between persons entitled to child benefit.

Regulation 7 substitutes 'school or college' for 'recognised educational establishment' in regulation 21 in connection with the circumstances in which a child or qualifying young person is treated as being in Great Britain. Regulation 9 makes the same amendment for the equivalent Northern Ireland provision in regulation 25.

Regulation 8 limits the provision in regulation 23 that a person is treated as not being in Great Britain where he does not have a right to reside in the United Kingdom to those persons who make a claim for child benefit on or after 1st May 2004. Regulation 10 makes the same amendment for the equivalent Northern Ireland provision in regulation 27.

Regulation 11 amends erroneous statutory references in regulations 30, 31 and 32.

Regulation 12 extends the provision made in regulation 34 for treating persons as residing together to include parents of a qualifying young person.

The Child Benefit (General) (Amendment) Regulations 2007
(SI 2007/2150)

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