These regulations, which come into force on 31 October 2016, are made under the Social Security Act 1964. They amend the Social Security (Long-term Residential Care) Regulations 2005. The amendments relate to lump sum payments, made on or after 1 November 2016, of arrears of accommodation supplement. They ensure that, for the first 12 months after the payments are made,—
the payments, and income derived from them, are assets exempt from means assessment:
any interest derived from the payments is income exempt from means assessment.