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Social Security Fraud Act (Northern Ireland) 2001

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11.—(1) For paragraph (b) of section 54(2) of the Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Act (Northern Ireland) 2000 (c. 4) (loss of joint-claim jobseeker’s allowance) there shall be substituted—

(b)that restriction would apply in the case of one of the members of the couple and the other member of the couple—

(i)is subject to sanctions for the purposes of Article 22A of the Jobseekers Order (denial or reduction of joint-claim jobseeker’s allowance); or

(ii)is a person in whose case the restriction in subsection (2) of section 7 of the Social Security Fraud Act (Northern Ireland) 2001 (loss of benefit for offenders) would apply if the entitlement were an entitlement to a sanctionable benefit (within the meaning of that section)..

(2) In paragraph 3 of Schedule 3 to the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1998 (NI 10) (decisions against which an appeal lies), after sub-paragraph (e) there shall be added

; or

(f)section 6, 7 or 8 of the Social Security Fraud Act (Northern Ireland) 2001..

(3) In section 149(5) of the Administration Act (functions of Social Security Advisory Committee in relation to legislation and regulations), in the definition of “the relevant enactments”, after paragraph (af) there shall be inserted—

(ag)sections 6 to 10 of the Social Security Fraud Act (Northern Ireland) 2001;.

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