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The Social Security (Disability Living Allowance) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1992

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1.—(1) These regulations may be cited as the Social Security (Disability Living Allowance) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1992 and shall come into operation on 6th April 1992.

(2) In these regulations—

the Act” means the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Act 1975;

the Order” means the Health and Personal Social Services (Northern Ireland) Order 1972(1);

“the 1968 Act” means the Children and Young Persons Act (Northern Ireland) 1968(2);

“the 1977 Order” means the Social Security (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order 1977;

“the 1986 Order” means the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1986(3);

“the 1991 Order” means the Health and Personal Social Services (Northern Ireland) Order 1991(4);

“adjudicating authority” means, as the case may be, the Chief Adjudication Officer appointed under section 97(1B)(5), any other adjudication officer appointed under section 97(1)(5), a social security appeal tribunal constituted under section 97(2) to (2E)(5) or a disability appeal tribunal constituted under Schedule 10A(6);

“care component” means the care component of a disability living allowance;

“mobility component” means the mobility component of a disability living allowance;

“terminally ill” has the same meaning as in section 35(2C)(7).

(3) Unless the context otherwise requires, any reference in these regulations to—

(a)a numbered section is a reference to the section of the Act bearing that number;

(b)a numbered regulation, or Schedule, is a reference to the regulation, or Schedule, bearing that number in these regulations and any reference in a regulation or Schedule to a numbered paragraph or sub-paragraph is a reference to the paragraph or sub-paragraph of that regulation or Schedule bearing that number.

(4) The Interpretation Act 1978(8) shall apply to these regulations as it applies to an Act of the United Kingdom Parliament.

(5)

Section 97(1) to (2E) was substituted by paragraph 1 of Schedule 1 to the Social Security Adjudications (Northern Ireland) Order 1983 (S.I. 1983/1524 (N.I. 17)); section 97(1) was amended by paragraph 3(1) of Schedule 6 to the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1990 (S.I. 1990/1511 (N.I. 15)); section 97(2A) and (2B) was substituted by Article 10(a) of the Health and Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1984 (S.I. 1984/1158 (N.I. 8))

(6)

Schedule 10A was inserted by paragraph 16 of Schedule 1 to the Disability Living Allowance and Disability Working Allowance (Northern Ireland) Order 1991

(7)

Section 35(2C) was inserted by Article 3(1) of the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1990

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