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Welfare Reform Act (Northern Ireland) 2007

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2.—(1) The Child Support (Northern Ireland) Order 1991 is amended as follows.

(2) In Article 2 (interpretation), after the definition of “income-based jobseeker’s allowance” insert—

“income-related employment and support allowance” means an income-related allowance under Part 1 of the Welfare Reform Act (Northern Ireland) 2007 (employment and support allowance);.

(3) In Article 9 as amended by the 2000 Act (applications by those claiming or receiving benefit), in paragraph (1), after “income-based jobseeker’s allowance” insert “, an income-related employment and support allowance”.

(4) In that Article as it has effect apart from the 2000 Act (applications by those receiving benefit), in paragraph (1), after “income-based jobseeker’s allowance” insert “, an income-related employment and support allowance”.

(5) In Article 43 as amended by the 2000 Act (reduced benefit decisions), in paragraph (10), in the definition of “relevant benefit”, for “or an income-based jobseeker’s allowance” substitute “, an income-based jobseeker’s allowance, an income-related employment and support allowance”.

(6) In that Article as it has effect apart from the 2000 Act (failure to comply with obligations imposed by Article 9), in paragraph (11), in the definition of “relevant benefit”, after “income-based jobseeker’s allowance” insert “, an income-related employment and support allowance”.

(7) In Article 44(2)(b) (persons to be exempted from payment of fees), after “income-based jobseeker’s allowance,” insert “an income-related employment and support allowance,”.

(8) In Part 1 of Schedule 1 as it has effect apart from the 2000 Act (calculation of child support maintenance), in paragraph 5(4) (parents who are to be taken to have no assessable calculable income), after “income-based jobseeker’s allowance” insert “, an income-related employment and support allowance”.

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