Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2014
Entitlement to family income supplement
10. The Principal Act is amended—
(a) in section 229, by inserting the following subsection after subsection (2):
(3) Subject to sections 230(2), 247(6) and 247(7), the weekly rate of family income supplement payable under this section shall not be affected by any change of circumstances (other than such change, as may be prescribed, in the entitlement of members of the family concerned to any benefit or assistance under this Act or in the composition of the family concerned) during the period specified in section 230(1).”,
(b) by substituting the following sections for section 230:
“Period of payment
230. (1) Where family income supplement is payable in respect of a family under section 228, payment of that supplement shall, subject to subsections (2) and (3) and to sections 247(6) and 247(7), be made for a period of 52 weeks beginning on the date on which it is receivable in accordance with regulations made under this Act.
(2) Family income supplement shall cease to be payable before the end of the period specified in subsection (1) where the person who has been engaged in remunerative full-time employment as an employee (in this section referred to as the ‘full-time employee’) is no longer so engaged.
(a) family income supplement is payable in respect of a family under section 228 and payment of that supplement ceases to be payable before the end of the period specified in subsection (1) by virtue of subsection (2), section 247(6) or section 247(7), and
(b) on a date before the end of the period specified in subsection (1) —
(i) the full-time employee or the spouse, civil partner or cohabitant of the full-time employee is determined to be engaged in remunerative full-time employment as an employee, or
(ii) section 247(6) or 247(7) no longer apply,
family income supplement shall, subject to subsection (2), section 247(6) and section 247(7), be payable in respect of that family—
(i) for the period commencing on the date to which paragraph (b)refers and ending on the date of cessation of the period specified in subsection (1), and
(ii) subject to section 229(3), at the weekly rate that was payable at the beginning of the period specified in subsection (1).
Person to be regarded as member of one family only
230A. Where family income supplement is payable in respect of a particular family for any period, no person who was included in that family at the beginning of that period shall be regarded, for the purposes of family income supplement, as a member of any other family during that period.”.