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The Welfare Reform and Work (Northern Ireland) Order 2016

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Universal credit: work-related requirements

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12.—(1) In Chapter 2 of Part 2 of the 2015 Order (claimant responsibilities)—

(a)in Article 25(1)(a) (claimants subject to work-focused interview requirement only), for the words from “at least one” to “3)” substitute “one”;

(b)in Article 26(1) (claimants subject to work preparation requirement), after sub-paragraph (a) (but before the “or” immediately after it) insert—

(aa)the claimant is the responsible carer for a child who is aged 2,;

(c)omit Article 26(5) (claimants of prescribed description to include responsible carers of children aged 3 or 4).

(2) In the Universal Credit Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016 in regulation 90 (claimants subject to work-focused interview requirement only), omit paragraph (1).

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