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The Social Security (Great Britain Reciprocal Arrangements) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

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1.  These regulations may be cited as the Social Security (Great Britain Reciprocal Arrangements) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016 and shall come into operation on 6th April 2016.

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2.—(1) The provisions contained in the Memorandum of Reciprocal Arrangements set out in the Schedule to these Regulations shall have effect so far as they relate to Northern Ireland.

(2) The following legislation, and any subordinate legislation made or having effect as if made under that legislation, so far as it relates to Northern Ireland, shall have effect subject to such adaptations as may be required for the purpose of giving effect to the provisions contained in the Memorandum of Reciprocal Arrangements set out in the Schedule to these Regulations—

(a)the Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland) Act 1992;

(b)the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992(1);

(c)the Jobseekers (Northern Ireland) Order 1995(2);

(d)Chapter 2 (social security decisions and appeals) of Part 2 (decisions and appeals) of the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1998(3);

(e)the following provisions of the Welfare Reform and Pensions (Northern Ireland) Order 1999(4)—

(i)Article 21(5) (supply of pension information in connection with divorce etc.), so far as it relates to shareable state scheme rights (which means rights in relation to which pension sharing is available under Chapter 2 (sharing of state scheme rights) of Part 5 (pension sharing) of that Order, and

(ii)Chapter 2 of Part 5;

(f)Part 1 (employment and support allowance) of the Welfare Reform Act (Northern Ireland) 2007(6);

(g)Part 5 (personal independence payment) of the Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015(7);

(h)Part 1 (state pension) of the Pensions Act (Northern Ireland) 2015(8).

Revocations and Savings

3.—(1) The following regulations are revoked—

(a)the Social Security (Great Britain Reciprocal Arrangements) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1976(9);

(b)the Social Security (Great Britain Reciprocal Arrangements) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999(10).

(2) Anything done under or by virtue of the regulations revoked by these Regulations shall be deemed to have been done under or by virtue of the corresponding provision of these Regulations.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department for Social Development on 11th March 2016

(L.S.)

Anne McCleary

A senior officer of the Department for Social Development

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