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The Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015

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Article 98

SCHEDULE 10Personal independence payment: transitional

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General

1.—(1) Regulations under Article 98 may in particular make provision for the purposes of, or in connection with, replacing disability living allowance with personal independence payment.

(2) In this Schedule “the appointed day” means the day appointed for the coming into operation of Article 82.

Claims before the appointed day

2.—(1) The provision referred to in paragraph 1(1) includes—

(a)provision for a claim for personal independence payment to be made before the appointed day for a period beginning on or after that day;

(b)provision for a claim for personal independence payment made before the appointed day to be treated to any extent as a claim for disability living allowance;

(c)provision for a claim for disability living allowance made before the appointed day to be treated to any extent as a claim for personal independence payment.

(2) The provision referred to in paragraph 1(1) includes provision, where a claim for personal independence payment is made (or treated as made) before the appointed day, for an award on the claim to be made in respect of a period before the appointed day (including provision as to the conditions of entitlement for, and the amount of, such an award).

Claims on or after the appointed day

3.—(1) The provision referred to in paragraph 1(1) includes—

(a)provision permanently or temporarily excluding the making of a claim for personal independence payment on or after the appointed day by—

(i)a person to whom disability living allowance is awarded, or

(ii)a person who would be entitled to an award of disability living allowance on making a claim for it;

(b)provision temporarily excluding the making of a claim for personal independence payment on or after the appointed day by any other person;

(c)provision excluding entitlement to personal independence payment temporarily or for a particular period;

(d)provision for a claim for personal independence payment made on or after the appointed day to be treated to any extent as a claim for disability living allowance;

(e)provision for a claim for disability living allowance made on or after the appointed day to be treated to any extent as a claim for personal independence payment.

(2) The provision referred to in paragraph 1(1) includes provision, where a claim for personal independence payment is made (or treated as made) on or after the appointed day, for an award on the claim to be made in respect of a period before the appointed day (including provision as to the conditions of entitlement for, and the amount of, such an award).

Awards of existing allowance

4.—(1) The provision referred to in paragraph 1(1) includes—

(a)provision for terminating an award of disability living allowance;

(b)provision for making an award of personal independence payment, with or without application, to a person whose award of disability living allowance is terminated.

(2) The provision referred to in sub-paragraph (1)(b) includes—

(a)provision imposing requirements as to the procedure to be followed, information to be supplied or assessments to be undergone in relation to an award by virtue of that sub-paragraph or an application for such an award;

(b)provision as to the consequences of failure to comply with any such requirement;

(c)provision as to the terms on which, and conditions subject to which, such an award is made, including—

(i)provision temporarily or permanently disapplying, or otherwise modifying, conditions of entitlement to personal independence payment in relation to the award;

(ii)provision temporarily or permanently disapplying, or otherwise modifying, any requirement under this Part for a person to be assessed in respect of any of the questions mentioned in Article 85(1) or (2);

(d)provision as to the amount of such an award.

Supplementary

5.  Regulations under Article 98

(a)may secure the result that any gap in entitlement to disability living allowance is to be disregarded for the purposes of provision under the regulations;

(b)may make provision about cases in which provision made by regulations under Article 85(2) (required period condition) is to apply with modifications;

(c)may, for the purposes of provision made by virtue of sub-paragraph (b), provide for a period of entitlement to disability living allowance to be taken into account in determining whether a person meets “the required period condition” for the purposes of Article 83(1) or (2) or 84(1) or (2).

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