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

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Exclusion of entitlement to certain benefits

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3.—(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), a claimant is not entitled to—

(a)income support;

(b)housing benefit;

(c)a tax credit; or

(d)state pension credit under the State Pension Credit Act (Northern Ireland) 2002(1),

in respect of any period when the claimant is entitled to universal credit(2).

(2) Entitlement to universal credit does not preclude the claimant from entitlement—

(a)to housing benefit in respect of specified accommodation; or

(b)during the first assessment period for universal credit, where the claimant is a new claimant partner, to—

(i)income support, where an award to which the new claimant partner is entitled terminates, in accordance with regulation 5(4), after the first date of entitlement to universal credit,

(ii)housing benefit, where regulation 5(5)(b) applies and an award of housing benefit to which the new claimant partner is entitled terminates after the first date of entitlement to universal credit, or

(iii)a tax credit, where an award to which the new claimant partner is entitled terminates, in accordance with the Tax Credits Act 2002, after the first date of entitlement to universal credit.

(2)

A person who is entitled to universal credit is not entitled to old style JSA or old style ESA (other than in certain circumstances where the person is a member of a couple at the time of entitlement), by virtue of orders made under Article 2 of the Order, which brings into operation repeals of the legislation relating to those benefits.

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