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The Universal Credit (Transitional Provisions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

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Transition from jobseeker’s allowance following an extended period of sickness

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21.—(1) This regulation applies where—

(a)the claimant’s first day of entitlement to universal credit (“the relevant date”), immediately follows the claimant’s last day of entitlement to a jobseeker’s allowance; and

(b)immediately before the relevant date the claimant was treated as capable of work or as not having limited capability for work under regulation 55ZA of the JSA Regulations 1996(1) or regulation 16 of the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016(2) (extended period of sickness).

(2) Where this regulation applies—

(a)regulation 29(2) of the Universal Credit Regulations (period for which LCW or LCWRA element is not to be included) does not apply; and

(b)for the purposes of regulation 29 of those Regulations, the relevant period is the period starting with the first day of the period for which the claimant was treated as capable of work or as not having limited capability for work as specified in paragraph (1)(b).

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Regulation 55ZA was inserted by regulation 2(5) of S.R. 2015 No. 138.

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