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The Social Security (Overpayments and Recovery) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

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Amendment of the Housing Benefit (Persons who have attained the qualifying age for state pension credit) Regulations

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33.—(1) The Housing Benefit (Persons who have attained the qualifying age for state pension credit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006(1) shall be amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) and (3).

(2) In regulation 83(2) (recovery of overpayments from prescribed benefits)—

(a)in paragraph (1) after sub-paragraph (f) add—

(g)personal independence payment;

(h)universal credit.; and

(b)in paragraph (2A)—

(i)omit “and” after sub-paragraph (c), and

(ii)after sub-paragraph (d) add—

(e)personal independence payment;

(f)universal credit..

(3) After regulation 83 insert—

Recovery by deduction from earnings

83A.(1) Any overpayment which is recoverable by virtue of regulation 78 may be recovered by a relevant authority by deduction from the earnings of the person from whom it is recoverable.

(2) Part 6 of the Social Security (Overpayments and Recovery) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016 applies in relation to the recovery of overpayments by deduction from the earnings of a person specified in paragraph (1) by a relevant authority as it applies to the recovery of recoverable amounts by deduction from the earnings of persons under that Part by an appropriate authority..

(1)

S.R. 2006 No. 406; relevant amending Regulations are S.R. 2008 Nos. 378 and 504.

(2)

Regulation 83 was amended by regulation 4(11) of S.R. 2008 No. 378 and regulation 3(5) of S.R. 2008 No. 504.

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