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The Social Security (Loss of Benefit) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

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3.  In regulation 1(2) (interpretation)—

(a)before the definition of “the Act” insert—

“the 2007 Act” means the Welfare Reform Act (Northern Ireland) 2007;(1);

(b)after the definition of “the Benefits Act” insert—

the Order” means the Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015;;

(c)after the definition of “armed forces independence payment”(2) insert—

“assessment period” has the same meaning as in the UC Regulations;;

(d)after the definition of “the determination day”(3) insert—

“the ESA Regulations” means the Employment and Support Allowance Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008;(4);

(e)after the definition of “the Housing Benefit (State Pension Credit) Regulations”(5) insert—

“income-based jobseeker’s allowance” means an income-based allowance under the Jobseekers Order as it has effect apart from the amendments made by Part 1 of Schedule 12 to the Order (to remove references to an income-based allowance);;

“income-related employment and support allowance” means an income-related allowance under Part 1 of the 2007 Act as it has effect apart from the amendments made by Schedule 3 and Part 1 of Schedule 12 to the Order (to remove references to an income-related allowance);;

(f)after the definition of “the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations” insert—

“joint claimant” means each of the “joint claimants” in that definition in Article 46 of the Order;;

(g)after the definition of “pay day”(6) insert—

“personal independence payment” means the allowance payable in accordance with Part 5 of the Order;;

(h)after the definition of “relevant authority”(7) insert—

“the UC Regulations” means the Universal Credit Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016;(8);

“universal credit” means the benefit payable in accordance with Part 2 of the Order..

(2)

Definition inserted by Article 22(2) of S.I. 2013/3021.

(3)

Definition inserted by regulation 2(2) of S.R. 2011 No. 291.

(5)

Definition substituted by paragraph 10(2) of Schedule 2 to S.R. 2006 No. 407.

(6)

Definition inserted by regulation 2(2) of S.R. 2011 No. 291.

(7)

Definition inserted by regulation 2(2) of S.R. 2011 No. 291.

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