This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force on 26 October 2007, are made under the Social Security Act 1964 (the Act). They declare certain income and cash assets not to be a person's income or cash assets for the purposes of the Act.
The exempted income and cash assets are compensation or ex gratia payments, and income derived from such payments,—
made to a person, on or after 1 September 2001, by or on behalf of the Crown; and
made because the person is a former patient of the Lake Alice Psychiatric Hospital.
The exemptions apply only in respect of the first 12 months after the payments concerned are made. For that 12-month period, the exempted payments, if they were made on or after 26 October 2007, are also—
assets exempt from means assessment under Part 4 of the Act, because of the related exemption in regulation 10(1)(h) of the Social Security (Long-term Residential Care) Regulations 2005; and
excluded from cash assets used in determining eligibility for temporary additional support, because of the related exclusion in regulation 8(3)(g) of the Social Security (Temporary Additional Support) Regulations 2005.