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The Social Security Benefits (Adjustment of Amounts and Thresholds) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

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1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Social Security Benefits (Adjustment of Amounts and Thresholds) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016 and shall come into operation for the purposes of—

(a)this regulation, on 1st April 2016;

(b)regulation 2, in so far as it relates to a particular beneficiary, on the first day of the first benefit week to commence for that beneficiary on or after 11th April 2016, and for the purpose of this sub-paragraph “benefit week” has the same meaning as in the Income Support (General) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1987(1);

(c)regulation 3, in so far as it relates to a particular beneficiary, on the first day of the first benefit week to commence for that beneficiary on or after 11th April 2016, and for the purpose of this sub-paragraph “benefit week” has the same meaning as in the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996(2);

(d)regulation 4, in so far as it relates to a particular beneficiary, on the first day of the first benefit week to commence for that beneficiary on or after 11th April 2016, and for the purpose of this sub-paragraph “benefit week” has the same meaning as in the State Pension Credit Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2003(3);

(e)regulation 5, in relation to a case where rent is payable at intervals of a week or any multiple thereof, on 4th April 2016, and in relation to any other case, on 1st April 2016, and for the purpose of this sub-paragraph “rent” has the same meaning as in the Housing Benefit Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006(4);

(f)regulation 6, in relation to a case where rent is payable at intervals of a week or any multiple thereof, on 4th April 2016, and in relation to any other case, on 1st April 2016, and for the purpose of this sub-paragraph “rent” has the same meaning as in the Housing Benefit (Persons who have attained the qualifying age for state pension credit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006(5); and

(g)regulation 7, in so far as it relates to a particular beneficiary, on the first day of the first benefit week to commence for that beneficiary on or after 11th April 2016, and for the purpose of this sub-paragraph “benefit week” has the same meaning as in the Employment and Support Allowance Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008(6).

(1)

S.R 1987 No. 459; see regulation 2(1) for the definition of “benefit week”, which was amended by regulation 2(a) of S.R. 1988 No. 318

(2)

S.R. 1996 No. 198; see regulation 1(2) for the definition of “benefit week”, which was substituted by regulation 3 of S.R. 2009 No. 107

(3)

S.R. 2003 No. 28; see regulation 1(2) for the definition of “benefit week”, which was substituted by regulation 3(2) of S.R. 2009 No. 409

(4)

S.R. 2006 No. 405; see regulation 2(1) for the definition of “rent”

(5)

S.R. 2006 No. 406; see regulation 2(1) for the definition of “rent”

(6)

S.R. 2008 No. 280; see regulation 2(1) for the definition of “benefit week”

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