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The Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1988

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Other amendments of the 1986 Order

16.—(1) In paragraph (1) of Article 22 (amount etc. of income-related benefit) for “Where” substitute “Subject to paragraph (1A), where”.

(2) After that paragraph, insert the following paragraphs—

(1A) Where a person is entitled to income support for a period to which this paragraph applies, the amount payable for that period shall be calculated in such manner as may be prescribed.

(1B) Paragraph (1A) applies—

(a)to a period of less than a week which is the whole period for which income support is payable; and

(b)to any other period of less than a week for which it is payable..

17.—(1) In Article 24 (trade disputes), after paragraph (5) insert the following paragraph—

(5A) In respect of any period less than a week paragraph (5) shall have effect subject to such modifications as may be prescribed..

(2) In paragraph(6) of that Article, for “paragraph (5)” substitute “this Article”.

18.  After Article 24, insert the following Article—

Effect of return to work

24A.  If a person returns to work with the same employer after a period during which Article 24 applies to him, and whether or not his return is before the end of any stoppage of work in relation to which he is or would be disqualified for receiving unemployment benefit—

(a)that Article shall cease to apply to him at the commencement of the day on which he returns to work; and

(b)until the end of the period of 15 days beginning with that day Article 21(3) shall have effect in relation to him as if the following sub-paragraph were substituted for sub-paragraph (c)—

(c)in the case of a member of a married or unmarried couple, the other member is not engaged in remunerative work; and; and

(c)any sum paid by way of income support for that period of 15 days to him or, where he is a member of a married or unmarried couple, to the other member of that couple shall be recoverable in the prescribed manner from the person to whom it was paid or from any prescribed person or, where the person to whom it was paid is a member of a married or unmarried couple, from the other member of the couple..

19.  At the end of Article 30, add the following paragraph—

(8) Without prejudice to any other method of recovery, amounts recoverable under any statutory provision having effect in Great Britain and corresponding to this Article shall be recoverable by deduction from benefits prescribed under paragraph (7)..

20.  After Article 34(8), insert the following paragraph—

(8A) Without prejudice to any other method of recovery, awards recoverable under Part III of the Social Security Act 1986 shall be recoverable by deduction from benefits prescribed under paragraph (6), and paragraphs (7) and (8) shall have effect in relation to such awards as they have effect in relation to awards under this Part..

21.  After Article 54(7), insert the following paragraph—

(7A) Without prejudice to any other method of recovery, amounts recoverable under any statutory provision having effect in Great Britain and corresponding to a statutory provision mentioned in paragraph (7) shall be recoverable by deduction from benefits prescribed under paragraph (7)..

22.  Paragraphs 19 to 21 shall be deemed to have come into operation on 6th April 1987.

23.—(1) In sub-paragraph (c) of paragraph (10) of Article 54, before “income” insert “subject to paragraph (10A),”.

(2) After that paragraph insert the following paragraph—

(10A) This Article only applies to income support recoverable under Article 21(4E) to the extent specified in Article 21(4F) and (4G)..

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