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The Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015

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46.  In this Part—

“assessment period” has the meaning given by Article 12(2);

“child” means a person under the age of 16;

“claim” means claim for universal credit;

“claimant” means a single claimant or each of joint claimants;

“couple” has the meaning given by Article 45;

“disabled” has such meaning as may be prescribed;

“joint claimants” means members of a couple who jointly make a claim or in relation to whom an award of universal credit is made;

“limited capability for work” and “limited capability for work-related activity” are to be construed in accordance with Article 43(1) and (2);

“qualifying young person” has the meaning given in Article 15(5);

“regular and substantial caring responsibilities” has such meaning as may be prescribed;

“responsible carer”, in relation to a child, has the meaning given in Article 24(6);

“severely disabled” has such meaning as may be prescribed;

“single claimant” means a single person who makes a claim for universal credit or in relation to whom an award of universal credit is made as a single person;

“single person” is to be construed in accordance with Article 6(2)(a);

“work” has such meaning as may be prescribed;

“work availability requirement” has the meaning given by Article 23(1);

“work preparation requirement” has the meaning given by Article 21(1);

“work search requirement” has the meaning given by Article 22(1);

“work-focused interview requirement” has the meaning given by Article 20(1);

“work-related activity”, in relation to a person, means activity which makes it more likely that the person will obtain or remain in work or be able to do so;

“work-related requirement” has the meaning given by Article 18(2).

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