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Children (Leaving Care) Act (Northern Ireland) 2002

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6.—(1) No person is entitled to income-based jobseeker’s allowance under the Jobseekers (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 (NI 15), or to income support or housing benefit under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 (c. 7), while he is a person to whom this section applies.

(2) Subject to subsection (3), this section applies to—

(a)an eligible child for the purposes of Article 34A of the Children Order; and

(b)a relevant child for the purposes of Article 34B of that Order.

(3) The Department for Social Development may by regulations provide that this section does not apply to a person who falls within subsection (2) but who also falls within such category or description, or satisfies such conditions, as may be prescribed in the regulations.

(4) The Department for Social Development may in regulations make such transitional, consequential and saving provision as it considers necessary or expedient in connection with the coming into operation of this section.

(5) Section 171(3) to (5) of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 (c. 7) (supplemental power in relation to regulations) applies to regulations made under this section as it applies to regulations made under that Act.

(6) Regulations under this section shall be subject to negative resolution.

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