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The Welfare Reform and Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 1999

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10.—(1) Article 15 (income and capital for the purposes of an income-based allowance) is amended as follows.

(2) After paragraph (2) insert—

(2A) Paragraphs (1) and (2) do not apply as regards a joint-claim jobseeker’s allowance; but a joint-claim couple shall not be entitled to a joint-claim jobseeker’s allowance if the couple’s capital, or a prescribed part of it, exceeds the prescribed amount.

(2B) Where a joint-claim couple claim a joint-claim jobseeker’s allowance—

(a)the couple’s income and capital includes the separate income and capital of each of them; and

(b)the income and capital of any other person who is a member of any family of which the couple are members shall, except in prescribed circumstances, be treated as income and capital of the couple..

(3) In paragraph (3) (treating capital as income), after “paragraph (1)” insert “or (2A)”.

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