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Welfare Reform Act (Northern Ireland) 2007

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11.  In this Schedule—

“appointed day” means the day appointed for the coming into operation of section 1;

“existing award” means—

(a)

an award of incapacity benefit,

(b)

an award of severe disablement allowance, and

(c)

an award of income support made to a person to whom regulation 6(4)(a) or 13(2)(b) or (bb) of, or paragraph 7(a) or (b), 10, 12 or 13 of Schedule 1B to, the Income Support (General) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1987 (SR 1987/459) (persons incapable of work or disabled) applies;

“incapacity benefit” (except in paragraph 10(a)) means—

(a)

incapacity benefit under section 30A, 40 or 41 of the Contributions and Benefits Act;

(b)

long-term incapacity benefit under regulation 11(4) of the Social Security (Incapacity Benefit) (Transitional) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995 (SR 1995/35) (former sickness benefit); and

(c)

invalidity benefit which has effect by virtue of regulation 17(1) of those regulations as if it were long-term incapacity benefit;

“income support” means income support under section 123 of the Contributions and Benefits Act;

“severe disablement allowance” means severe disablement allowance under section 68 of that Act (as it has effect by virtue of Article 4 of the Welfare Reform and Pensions (1999 Order) (Commencement No. 6 and Transitional and Savings Provisions) Order (Northern Ireland) 2000 (SR 2000/332));

“transitional allowance” has the meaning given by paragraph 8(a).

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