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The Social Security (Persons from Abroad) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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11.—(1) Where, before the coming into operation of these Regulations, a person who becomes an asylum seeker under regulation 70(3A)(a) of the Income Support Regulations or regulation 7A(5)(a)(i) of the Housing Benefit Regulations is entitled to benefit under any of those Regulations, those provisions of those Regulations shall have effect as if regulation 4(2) and (3)(b)(i) or 5(a) and (b) of these Regulations had not been made.

(2) Where, before the coming into operation of these Regulations, a person, in respect of whom an undertaking was given by another person to be responsible for his maintenance and accommodation, claimed benefit to which he is entitled or is receiving benefit, under the Income Support Regulations or the Housing Benefit Regulations, those Regulations shall have effect as if regulation 4 or 5 of these Regulations had not been made.

(3) Where, before the coming into operation of these Regulations, a person is receiving attendance allowance, disability living allowance, disability working allowance, family credit, invalid care allowance or severe disablement allowance under the Social Security (Attendance Allowance) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1992, the Social Security (Disability Living Allowance) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1992, the Disability Working Allowance (General) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1992, the Family Credit (General) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1987, the Social Security (Invalid Care Allowance) Regulations (Northern Ireland)1976 or the Social Security (Severe Disablement Allowance) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1984, those Regulations shall, until such time as his entitlement to that benefit is reviewed under section 23(1) or 28 of the Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland) Act 1992, have effect as if regulation 2, 3, 6, 8, 9 or 10 of these Regulations had not been made.

(4) In this regulation—

“the Housing Benefit Regulations” means the Housing Benefit (General) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1987;

“the Income Support Regulations” means the Income Support (General) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1987.

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Section 23 is amended by paragraph 46 of Schedule 1 to the Social Security (Incapacity for Work) (Northern Ireland) Order 1994 (S.I. 1994/1898 (N.I. 12))

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