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The Social Security (Non-Cash Vouchers Amendments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Social Security (Non-Cash Vouchers Amendments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999 and subject to paragraphs (2) to (4) shall come into operation on 1st July 1999.

(2) Where a claimant for either income support or a jobseeker’s allowance—

(a)has an award of either of those benefits which is current on 30th June 1999;

(b)that award is reviewed on or after 1st July 1999, and

(c)the decision on that review takes effect on or after 1st July 1999,

regulation 2(4) or, as the case may be, 2(5) shall have effect in relation to that claimant from the date from which the decision on the first review of that award after 30th June 1999 takes effect.

(3) In relation to any claimant for housing benefit, regulation 2(3) shall have effect, where that claimant has an award of that benefit which is current on 30th June 1999, from the first day of the first benefit period to commence for that claimant on or after 1st July 1999 and for the purposes of this paragraph, “benefit period” shall have the same meaning as it has in regulation 66 of the Housing Benefit (General) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1987(1).

(4) In relation to any claimant for either disability working allowance or family credit, regulation 2(1) or, as the case may be, 2(2) shall have effect, where that claimant has an award of either of those benefits which expires after 1st July 1999 on the day following the expiration of that award.

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

(1)

S.R. 1987 No. 461; regulation 66(4) was amended by regulation 11 of S.R. 1996 No. 334

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