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The Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1982

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PART IN.I.Introductory

Title, citation and commencementN.I.

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1982 and this Order and the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Acts 1975 to 1981 may be cited together as the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Acts 1975 to 1982.

(2) This Part and Articles 9, 28, 33 and 35 to 37 and paragraphs 1 to 3, 7, 10 (1) and (3), 14, 15 and 17 to 20 of Schedule 4 together with Article 38 so far as it relates to those paragraphs shall come into operation on 10th August 1982 and the remaining provisions of this Order shall come into operation on such day or days as the Head of the Department may by order appointF1.

(3) An order under paragraph (2) may make such transitional provisions as appears to the Head of the Department to be necessary or expedient in connection with the provisions thereby brought into operation.

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F1Partly exercised by SR 1982/261

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2.—(1) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954F2 shall apply to Article 1 and the following provisions of this Order as it applies to a Measure of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

(2) In this Order—

“benefit” has the same meaning as in the principal Act;

“the Department” means the Department of Health and Social Services;

“the National Insurance Fund” means the Northern Ireland National Insurance Fund;

“principal Act” means the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Act 1975F3;

“regulations” means regulations made by the Department;

“statutory provision” has the same meaning as in section 1 (f) of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954;

“tax year” means the period of twelve months beginning with 6th April in any year.

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