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The Universal Credit, Personal Independence Payment, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance (Decisions and Appeals) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

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31.—(1) This paragraph applies in relation to an award of personal independence payment or universal credit where the change of circumstances is that the claimant or, in the case of universal credit, a member of the claimant’s family, becomes entitled to another relevant benefit, ceases so to be entitled or the rate of another such benefit alters.

(2) Where this paragraph applies, the superseding decision takes effect from—

(a)where the superseding decision concerns universal credit, the first day of the assessment period in which—

(i)the entitlement to the other benefit arises,

(ii)the entitlement to the other benefit ends, or

(iii)entitlement to a different rate of the other benefit arises;

(b)where the superseding decision concerns personal independence payment, the date on which—

(i)the entitlement to the other benefit arises,

(ii)the entitlement to the other benefit ends, or

(iii)entitlement to a different rate of the other benefit arises.

(3) For the purpose of sub-paragraph (1), where the superseding decision relates to personal independence payment, “relevant benefit” includes any payment made under any of the provisions mentioned in regulation 56(1) of the Claims and Payments Regulations (cases where mobility component of personal independence payment not payable).

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