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The Jobseekers (Northern Ireland) Order 1995


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Expedited claims for housing benefit

30.—(1) This Article provides for the making of regulations to enable priority to be given to certain persons with a view to claims for housing benefit made by or in respect of persons who cease to be entitled to a jobseekers’s allowance or income support being dealt with quickly.

(2) In section 61 of the Administration Act (adjudication of claims for housing benefit), insert after subsection (2)—

(2A) Regulations may make provision requiring the Housing Executive, where claims for housing benefit are made to it by, or in respect of, persons how have been entitled to a jobseeker’s allowance or to income support to give priority, in prescribed circumstances, to those claims over other claims for that benefit..

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