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Explanatory Memorandum to Housing Support Services (Northern Ireland) Order 2002

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Article 7: Unauthorised disclosure of information

This Article makes it an offence to disclose, without lawful authority, any information about income support or income-based job seekers allowance, which has been provided in relation to the payment of grant for housing support services.

 Article 8: Housing Benefits

This Article amends Section 129 of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 to exclude payments in respect of housing support services from the charges that are eligible for financial support through housing benefit.

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