Amendment of the Social Security (Claims and Payments) Regulations

2.—(1) The Social Security (Claims and Payments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1987(1) are amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) to (4).

(2) In regulation 4ZC(2)(2) (electronic claims for benefit)—

(a)after “attendance allowance,” insert “carer’s allowance,”; and

(b)after “graduated retirement benefit,” insert “a jobseeker’s allowance,”.

(3) After regulation 32(3) (information to be given and changes to be notified) insert—

Information given electronically

32ZA.(1) Where this regulation applies a person may give any certificate, notice, information or evidence required to be given and in particular may give notice of any change of circumstances required to be notified under regulation 32 by means of any electronic communication in accordance with the provisions set out in Schedule 8D(4).

(2) This regulation applies in relation to an award of—

(a)attendance allowance;

(b)carer’s allowance;

(c)disability living allowance;

(d)an employment and support allowance;

(e)income support;

(f)a jobseeker’s allowance..

(4) In paragraph 2(1) of Schedule 8D (electronic communication)—

(a)for “attendance allowance,” substitute “, and awards of, attendance allowance, carer’s allowance,”;

(b)after “graduated retirement benefit,” insert “a jobseeker’s allowance,”; and

(c)at the end add “and in connection with awards of an employment and support allowance and income support”.


Regulation 4ZC was inserted by Article 2(3) of S. R. 2006 No. 203


Regulation 32 was amended by regulation 5(4) of S.R. 1995 No. 367, paragraph 2(8) of Schedule 2 to S.R. 2001 No. 175, regulation 11 of S.R. 2003 No. 191, regulation 2 of S.R. 2003 No. 224, regulation 2(7) of S.R. 2003 No. 317, regulation 4 of S.R. 2003 No. 421, regulation 2 of S.R. 2003 No. 527, regulation 3 of S.R. 2008 No. 262 and regulation 13(14) of S.R. 2008 No. 286


Schedule 8D was inserted by Article 2(4) of S.R. 2006 No. 203