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The Personal Independence Payment (Transitional Provisions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

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Extension of certain fixed term period awards of disability living allowance for persons reaching 16

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18.—(1) Where there is an award of disability living allowance to a DLA entitled person and—

(a)the award is of—

(i)both components and the award in respect of either or both is for a fixed term period, or

(ii)one component only and for a fixed term period;

(b)the person reaches 16 on or after 20th June 2016; and

(c)the fixed term period expires in the period starting with the day before the person reaches 16 and ending with the day before the person reaches 16 years and 6 months,

the fixed term period shall be extended.

(2) A fixed term period extended under paragraph (1) shall expire on the day before the person reaches 17 or, where these Regulations have the effect that the person’s entitlement to disability living allowance terminates on an earlier day, on that day.

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