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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2014 No. 156

Social Security

The Social Security (Reciprocal Agreements) Order (Northern Ireland) 2014

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4th June 2014

Coming into operation in accordance with Article 1

The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions makes the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by section 155(1)(b), (2) and (5) of the Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland) Act 1992(1).

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Social Security (Reciprocal Agreements) Order (Northern Ireland) 2014 and shall come into operation on the day after the day on which it is made.

Modification of legislation

2.  The Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland) Act 1992, the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992(2) and Part 1 of the Welfare Reform Act (Northern Ireland) 2007(3) and regulations made under that Part, are to be modified or adapted to such extent as may be required to give effect to the alterations set out in Schedule 1 to this Order which are proposed to the agreements set out in the Orders in Council or orders made by the Secretary of State specified in Schedule 2 to this Order.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Mike Penning

Minister of State

Department for Work and Pensions

4th June 2014

Article 2

SCHEDULE 1PROPOSED ALTERATIONS TO EXISTING AGREEMENTS

Where in the agreements set out in the Schedule to an Order specified in Schedule 2 to this Order there are references to invalidity benefit or invalidity pension under the legislation of the United Kingdom, such references shall be altered to include a reference to employment and support allowance which is a contributory allowance awarded by virtue of the Employment and Support Allowance (Transitional Provisions and Housing Benefit) (Existing Awards) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010(4).

Article 2

SCHEDULE 2ORDERS IN COUNCIL AND ORDERS OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE MODIFIED BY THIS ORDER

Title of OrderReferencePreviously modified by
The Family Allowances, National Insurance and Industrial Injuries (Reciprocal Agreement with Yugoslavia) Order (Northern Ireland) 1958S. R. & O.(N.I.) 1958 No. 151The Social Security (Reciprocal Agreements) (Northern Ireland) Order 1976(5), the Social Security (Reciprocal Agreements) Order (Northern Ireland) 1979(6), the Social Security (Reciprocal Agreements) Order (Northern Ireland) 1988(7), the Social Security (Reciprocal Agreements) Order (Northern Ireland) 1995(8), the Social Security (Reciprocal Agreements) Order (Northern Ireland) 1996(9), the Social Security (Reciprocal Agreements) Order (Northern Ireland) 2001(10) and the Social Security (Reciprocal Agreements) (Northern Ireland) Order 2005(11).
The National Insurance and Industrial Injuries (Reciprocal Agreement with Turkey) Order (Northern Ireland) 1961S.R. & O (N.I.) 1961 No. 149The Social Security (Reciprocal Agreements) (Northern Ireland) Order 1976, the Social Security (Reciprocal Agreements) Order (Northern Ireland) 1979, the Social Security (Reciprocal Agreements) Order (Northern Ireland) 1988, the Social Security (Reciprocal Agreements) Order (Northern Ireland) 1995, the Social Security (Reciprocal Agreements) Order (Northern Ireland) 2001 and the Social Security (Reciprocal Agreements) (Northern Ireland) Order 2005.
The Social Security (United States of America) Order (Northern Ireland) 1984S.R. 1984 No. 449The Social Security (United States of America) Order (Northern Ireland) 1997(12), the Social Security (Reciprocal Agreements) Order (Northern Ireland) 2001 and the Social Security (Reciprocal Agreements) Order (Northern Ireland) 2005.
The Social Security (Barbados) Order (Northern Ireland) 1992S.R. 1992 No.151The Social Security (Reciprocal Agreements) Order (Northern Ireland) 1995, the Social Security (Reciprocal Agreements) Order (Northern Ireland) 2001 and the Social Security (Reciprocal Agreements) Order (Northern Ireland) 2005.
The Social Security (Jersey and Guernsey) Order (Northern Ireland) 1994S.R. 1994 No. 427The Social Security (Reciprocal Agreements) Order (Northern Ireland) 1995, the Social Security (Reciprocal Agreements) Order (Northern Ireland) 1996, the Social Security (Reciprocal Agreements) Order (Northern Ireland) 2001 and the Social Security (Reciprocal Agreements) Order (Northern Ireland) 2005.
The Social Security (Jamaica) Order (Northern Ireland) 1997S.R. 1997 No. 183The Social Security (Reciprocal Agreements) Order (Northern Ireland) 2001 and the Social Security (Reciprocal Agreements) Order (Northern Ireland) 2005.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

Part 1 of the Welfare Reform Act (Northern Ireland) 2007 provides for the transition from incapacity benefit to employment and support allowance. This Order provides for social security legislation to be modified to take account of changes made by that Act, to give effect to the alterations in Schedule 1, in relation to the Orders in Council and orders of the Secretary of State listed in Schedule 2 which give effect in Northern Ireland to agreements made between the Governments of the United Kingdom and other countries providing for reciprocity in certain social security matters.

(1)

1992 c. 8; section 155(5) was amended by paragraph 48(4) of Schedule 2 to the Jobseekers (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 (SI 1995/2705 (NI 15)), paragraph 19(c) of Schedule 2 to the State Pension Credit Act (Northern Ireland) 2002 (c. 14), Schedule 6 to the Tax Credits Act 2002 (c. 21), paragraph 4(25)(c) of Schedule 3 to the Welfare Reform Act (NI) 2007 (c. 2) and regulation 3 of S.R. 2011 No. 357

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