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The Social Security (Back to Work Bonus) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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Single claimants who are couples

13.—(1) Regulation 15 of the Back to Work Bonus Regulations (single claimants who are couples) shall be amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) to (5).

(2) In paragraph (1) for “paragraphs (2) to (4)” there shall be substituted “paragraphs (2) to (5)”.

(3) After paragraph (1) there shall be inserted the following paragraph—

(1A) Where—

(a)3 or more persons who are living together are members of a polygamous marriage;

(b)2 or more of those persons were in receipt of a qualifying benefit during the whole or part of the time they lived together and were members of a polygamous marriage, and

(c)had they declared that they were members of a polygamous marriage, either—

(i)no qualifying benefit would have been payable to them, or

(ii)a qualifying benefit would have been payable to only one or some of the members of the polygamous marriage,

the provisions of these Regulations shall also have effect subject to paragraphs (2) to (5)..

(4) In paragraph (2) for the word “week” in both places where it occurs there shall be substituted “benefit week”.

(5) After paragraph (4) there shall be added the following paragraph—

(5) In paragraphs (3) and (4) any reference to a couple shall include a reference to the members of a polygamous marriage..

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