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The Social Security (Adjudication) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Social Security (Adjudication) (Amendment No. 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996 and shall come into operation on 8th November 1996.

(2) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(1) shall apply to these Regulations as it applies to a Measure of the Assembly.

Amendment of the Social Security (Adjudication) Regulations

2.  In regulation 63A of the Social Security (Adjudication) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995(2)—

(a)in paragraph (9) at the beginning there shall be inserted “Except in a case to which paragraphs (13) to (15) apply,”; and

(b)after paragraph (12) there shall be added the following paragraphs—

(13) Paragraph (14) applies in the case of a claimant who is treated as having been awarded a jobseeker’s allowance by virtue of regulation 6 of the Jobseeker’s Allowance (Transitional Provisions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996(3) (jobseeker’s allowance to replace income support and unemployment benefit), was paid benefit in accordance with an award of income support in respect of 6th October 1996 and whose applicable amount included an amount determined in accordance with Schedule 3 to the Income Support Regulations(4) (housing costs).

(14) In a case to which this paragraph applies, a determination on a review undertaken as a result of a reduction in the amount of eligible capital owing in connection with a loan which qualified under paragraph 15 or 16 of Schedule 3 to the Income Support Regulations shall have effect on the first and each subsequent anniversary of the date on which the claimant’s housing costs were first met under that Schedule unless that anniversary date falls on or after 7th October 1996 but precedes 8th November 1996 in which case paragraph (15) shall apply.

(15) In a case to which this paragraph applies, a determination on a review shall have effect on 8th November 1996 and thereafter on each anniversary of the date on which the claimant’s housing costs were first met under Schedule 3 to the Income Support Regulations..

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Health and Social Services for Northern Ireland on 21st October 1996.

L.S.

John O'Neill

Assistant Secretary

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